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City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




Commissioners 



Ray Taliaferro 



AIMS COMMITTlili Ml 
JANUARY 4, 1982 
COMMISSIONER'S ROOM 
MAIN BRANCH, LIBRARY 
1 :30PM 



Umiln Vedensky, Jr 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Blanche Brown 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Plcro P.>tn 
Petal Rodrlguea 
■ Swig 



A G l.i N I) A 



1. Rl. OUI ST !-"0R DKSJGN APPROVAL - JOIIANPO POHTIIIG 



Site: Sainl Patrick's Day Cart; (.'enter, South 

of Market a re si, between 1th (', 5th street: 



Ex Officio Members: 

^residents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Re< reation and Park 
Commission 

Joan Ellison 
Director of 
Cultural Affairs 



415) 558-3463 



693 MISSION STREET, 8TH FLOOR 



SAN FRANCISCO, 94105 



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in 2013 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

January 13, 1982 

Wednesday, 11:45am 

Room 220, Public Health Building 

101 Grove Street 

San Francisco, CA 



AGENDA 

1 • PETER RICHARDS - REQUEST FOR PROJECT APPROVAL; "WAVE ORGAN " * 

Site: Marina Yacht Harbor Jetty 

Please see attached for information, additional letters of support 
will be available at meeting. 

2. JOHN LANGLY HOWARD - REQUEST FOR ARTWORK LOAN 

1. Gold Mining Country , John Langly Howard 

2. Triptych of the Sand and Gravel Works: exhibited 
under the title, "Rape of the Earth", John Langly Howard 

3. RICHARD FELKER - PROPOSED DONATION OF PHOTO 

Please see attached for more information and photocopy of work. 

4. LAURENCE DICKEY - PROPOSAL FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF MEMORIAL PLAQUE. * 

5. ART ENRICHMENT 

A. CARMEN LOMAS GARZA - REQUEST FOR CARTOON APPROVAL * 

Site: Mi 11 brae Suburban Facility 

Project: The History of San Francisco Water 

B. NARCISSUS QUAGLIATA - REQUEST FOR CONTRACT EXTENSION & PROGRESS 
REPORT 

Site: North Shore Pump Station 

Project: Stained glass windows 

C. SUBMISSION OF COMMENTARY ON PROPOSED ART ENRICHMENT GUIDE- 
LINES AND DISCUSSION . 

6. MURAL RESOURCES - KATHIE CINNATER 

A. HENRY SOLTAN - REQUEST FOR DESIGN APPROVAL * 
Site: Ortega Library, 39th & Ortega 

1-1-1 



MURAL RESOURCES CONT'D 

B. JOHN RAMPLEY - REQUEST FOR DESIGN APPROVAL * 

Site: 821 Howard Street 

C. DICK FOSSLEMAN - REQUEST FOR DESIGN APPROVAL* 

Site: Bedford Hotel 

7. INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE CONFERENCE - DISCUSSION OF SUPPORT (ALL) 

3. CONSERVATION OF PUBLIC MONUMENTS - STAFF REPORT 

9. ESTABLISH MEETING SCHEDULE AND TIME THROUGH JUNE OF '82 . 

10. NEW BUSINESS 



* indicates personal appearance; if at all possible these items will 
be taken ';iifore others not requiring personal appearances which involve 
lengthy discussion. 



RICHARD FELKER 



December 16,1981 



Richard Felker 
50lj Central Avenue 
Alameda, California 9u$01 
(115) 521-Ui5C 



Lorn and raised in Alameda when graduated from high school 
Richard worked at the Esparanza Childrens Center. This is 
where he first started experimenting with this style of 
imagery. 



Education : 



BFA 



AA 



Laney College 



Design 

Photography 

Illustrating 



Cabrillo College Film Making 

Early Childhood Education 



Academy of Art 
Alameda College 



Photography 

Design 

Business 



Richard is presently working on a 16mm film dealing with 
loneliness where Michael portrays an abandoned child. 



Photography 
504 Central Avenue 
Alameda. CA 94501 
415 5214458 



December 16,] 



San Francisco 
693 Mission S 
San Francisco 



Dear Commissi 




The Slide inclosed is taken from a M X 5' mural titled 
"Michael" photographed at the Esparanza Housing Center in 
Alameda. This mural is from a series of ten photographs titled 
"Living on the Edge" the theme of my most recent show. Michael, 
the youngest of six boys, has been raised in the bay area and 
lives at the Esparanza Center with his mother and brothers. I've 
known this family for five years and I have watched them grow 
in thier hardships of being a one parent low income family. This 
photograph is an unusual work of art and I would like to donate 
it to the San Francisco Art Commission for thier use. This photo- 
graph (as well as others) are now on display at the Academy of 
Art 5/jO Powell St. San Francisco. 




A 

Richard Felker 



Photography 
504 Central Avenue 
Alameda, CA 94501 
415 5214458 






John Langley Howard 

936 wisconsin strbbt 

san francisco, california 94107 

December 7, 1981 



Mr. Elio Benvenuto 
Capricorn Asunder 
165 Grove Street 
San Francisco, Ca. 

Dear Elio: 

As we discussed last week, I am writing to 
remind you that the San Francisco Museum of 
Art Rental Gallery would like to borrow the 
following paintings for my retrospective show 
at Fort Mason for the month of March 1982: 

1. Gold Mining Country 

2. Triptych of the Sand and Gravel Works, 
exhibited under thfe title "Rape of 
the Earth" 

The Museum curators will telephone you about 
the time and place of the pick-up and return 
the paintings right after the show. Or, perhaps 
you could write them these details now. 

I appreciate this favor and others you have 
extended to the Howards over the years. 

All best wishes, 

John Langley Howard 
C/Mrs. Sally lilienthal, Director 
San Francisco Museum of Art Rental Gallery 
Building #308 - Fort Mason 



exploratorkm 



3601 Lyon Street 
San Francisco. 
California 94123 
(415)563-7337 



December 9, 1981 



PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

"Wave Organ" 
an acoustic sculpture 



Board of Directors 

F Van Kasper 

C M.nrman 

William Coblentz 

Vice-Chairman 

J B de C M Saunders 

iirman 
Louis Goldblatt 
Sec rela ry - Trea s urer 

Luis W Alvarez 

Gene M Amdahl 

Robert A Asadonan 

Mary E Bell 

Charles Blitzer 

Douglas Brown 

Robcrl Cole 

Paul M. Cook 

Russ C Coughlan 

Mrs Ralph K Davies 

W Parmer Fuller. Ill 
kDonald Glaser 
Biarvey Glasser 
^rs Horace A Guiltard 

Mrs Randolph Hearst 

Clarence Heller 

Arthur Jampolsky 

Walter Landor 

Moses Lasky 

Mrs H McLaughlin 

Norman H Moore 

Gil Nickel 

Bernard M Oliver 

Michael Painter 

Man Palevsky 

Wollgang Panolsky 

Mary Robinson 

Warren Van Genderen 

LxOllicio 

Frank Oppenheimer 

Director 

Virginia Carollo Rubin 

Executive Associale 

Caryn Clark 

Fiscal OHicer 



The permanent installation of Wave Organ will hopefully 
be situated at the end of the jetty forming the Marina 
Yacht Harbor and will face south and east towards downtown 
San Francisco. It will be located on the lee side of the 
jetty so will be protected from prevailing winds and warmed 
even in the winter by the sun. It is an area frequented 
by strollers, fishermen, joggers and boat people, but even 
with the number of people that use it, it has the peacefull- 
ness and sense of isolation that one usually finds in a 
rural environment. 

The work that I propose to do will not be a visual intruder 
but instead will assume the character of its surroundings 
and will become a place where people can sit in a rock 
garden atmosphere, protected from the elements and given 
the opportunity to listen to the unique sounds created by 
water moving in and out of a series of "organ" pipes. 

The piece itself consists of a series of pipes whose acoustic 
properties are activated by wave motion. The pipes are 
situated at the water's edge at different elevations, thus 
taking tidal changes into account. Just as a conch shell, 
each pipe has a resonating frequency depending upon its 
length or the volume of air that it encloses. Each pipe 
seeks out the environmental sound or frequency that it is 
sympathetic to and reinforces it. The harmonic notes of 
that frequency are activated by the trickling and splashing 
water. When a wave moves up the tube, the column of air is 
diminished, changing the resonate frequency, and along with 
it, the accompanying harmonies. 

The listening end of the pipes will emerge from the existing 
rubble and from the new stonework that will form a series of 
small patios or level areas, each at a different elevation, 
reached by steps that lead down from the top of the jetty. 



Project Description 
"Wave Organ" 



Places to sit and listen will be formed by stones in the retaining 
walls. A small tide pool at the lowest level will be created to 
allow small salt water plants and animals to gain a visible foothold. 

To stabilize the upper edge of the jetty a retaining wall will be 
constructed using existing granite curbstones. This wall will be 
anchored at the base with a concrete footing as shown in the drawing. 
A structural engineer will determine the exact configurations of 
all structural details. 

The pipes, where visible will be bronze and everywhere else, PVC. 
Each pipe will have cleanouts and will have waterproof microphones 
installed inside, all hooking up to a phone cable which will 
terminate at the Exploratorium, allowing museum visitors to monitor 
the sounds created by the sculpture. 

The Exploratorium will assume responsibility for maintenance and 
will carry adequate liability. 



I* 

sxplocatoriim 



601 Lyon Slreel 
an Francisco 
ahlorma 94123 
115)563-7337 



©ard ol Directors 

Van Kasper 
hairman 
riiiiam Cobientz 
ice-Cnairman 

BoeCM Saunders 
ice- Chairman 
ouis GoWblall 

•Mum 

uis W Alvarez 
ene M Amdahl 
oben A Asadonan 
l.iry E Bell 
harles Blitzer 
ouqlas Brown 
obcn Cole 
aul M Cook 
uss C Coughlan 
Irs Ralph K Davies 

Krmer Fuller. Ill 
d Glaser 
y Glasser 
Irs Horace A Guitlard 
Irs Randolph Hearst 
larence Heller 
rthur Jampolsky 
rnller Lnndor 
loses Lastly 
Irs D H McLaughlin 
orman H Moore 
it Nickel 

ernard M Oliver 
lichael Painter 
lax Pnlevsky 
toilganq Panotsky 
lary Robinson 
barren Van Genderen 



rank Oppenheimer 

irer.tor 

,r«inia Carollo Rubin 

«ocuiive Associate 

aryn Clark 

seal Ollicer 



December 18, 1981 



Ray Taliaferro 

President 

San Francisco Art Commission 

165 Grove Street 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

Dear Ray Taliaferro: 

The Exploratorium is sponsoring a work of art by Peter 
Richards. Mr. Richards has been on the staff of the Explora- 
torium for 10 years. He is in charge of our Artists-In- 
Residence program and has coordinated all our work with 
architects in the process of constructing our Mezzanine, 
our classrooms and our new small theater. He majored in art 
at Colorado College and obtained his Masters of Fine Arts 
at the Rinehart School of Sculpture in Baltimore. 

Peter Richards built a temporary prototype of his proposed 
Wave Organ piece for the San Francisco New Music America 
Festival last summer that was a well received contribution 
to that program. That prototype Wave Organ demonstrated 
that a similar permanent work would be very important and 
original. I sincerely hope that Mr. Richards will receive 
funding to build a permanent Wave Organ piece near the end 
of the outer jetty of the San Francisco Yacht Harbor. The 
Exploratorium will raise the remaining required funding for 
the project and will assume full responsibility for maintain- 
ing the work in good condition as long as it is in place. 

The sculptural quality of the pipes which form the Wave 
Organ among the rocks of the jetty is indeed fine and the 
quiet watery sounds which these pipes make as they respond 
to different tides and different wave conditions makes it an 
extraordinary peice. Although the sculpture is not on the 
way to anything else, many people go out on the jetty to fish 
or because it is so beautiful. People on boats would also 
see the piece as they leave the harbor and will want to 
go out on the jetty to examine the piece. I am therefore 
certain that it will be appreciated by a very large number 
of people and will not disturb anyone. 



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DOUG LINDSAY'S MAINLAND TOUR BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

"Doug Lindsay's Mainland Tour" grows out of Doug Lindsay's original 
desire to recontact curators, critics, and galleries in New York. City. 
In May of 1980 Doug Lindsay visited New York for the first time and 
exhibited "PAINTINGS THAT MATTER", a one-man show, at the Mudd Club 
(a popular new wave rock club) . This show enabled Lindsay to acquaint 
himself with New York and to meet various people in the New York art 
world. He was encouraged by Lynn Gumpert of the New Museum, Richard 
Marshall of the Whitney Museum, Ingrid Sischy of Art Forum, and critics 
Carter Ratcliff and Lucy Lippard. While no definite commitments were 
made (which would be unusual for an unknown 26 year old artist who lives 
5000 miles away) a definite interest in his work was expressed and has 
continued in correspondence since then. Another exhibition in New York 
would give these contacts an opportunity to see more work from a 
developing artist. 

Interest in exhibiting in New York is twofold. First, the opportunity 
to exhibit work on the outer island of Hawaii is limited... no established 
galleries exist which are dedicated to exposing new or experimental 
work. And while there is a small public audience to view works of 
visual art (in limited exhibitions in libraries, stores, studios, etc.) 
there is no tradition of art buying or support for young artists. Hence, 
the situation of living in an environment conducive to completing work, 
while at the same time being left to find and develop support for that 
work on Oahu and the mainland. 

A second motivation for exhibiting is the response to the quality of 
work Lindsay has done. While living and working in an isolated 
community for over five years, Doug Lindsay has continued to produce 
work of interest and maturity. Response to the work has indicated that 
a wider audience is possible. This point of view has led to the 
"mainland tour" under discussion. 

Expansion of the New York trip to include exhibitions in other cities, 
both large and small, in both formal and informal settings, and the 
inclusion of lectures/discussions wherever possible is developing 
well. Based on slides of work and the recommendations of friends in 
various mainland and Oahu communities, a varied schedule of exhibitions 
has been arranged. 



»C LINDSAY'S MAINLAND TOUR 



10/26- 1 1/09/81 Hunter Art Gallery, New York, NY: serigraphs 

12/03-12/06-81 Nourot Studios, Benecia, CA: Hawaiian theme works, exhibition 
in conjunction with glass studio's annual show 

01/07-01/10/82 The Women's Building (Ibsen Hall), San Francisco, CA: a large 
"retrospective-type" exhibition 

01/18-01/28/82 Solano College Gallery and Library, Fairfield, CA: Hawaiian 
theme work, and THE HIEROGLYPHIC PAINTING and studies 

01/31-02/20/82 UC Santa Cruz Stevenson College Library Gallery, Santa Cruz, 
CA: Hawaiian theme work, and THE HIEROGLYPHIC PAINTING and 
studies 

02/25-03/15/82 Howell Street Gallery, Seattle, WA: serigraphs, recent paintings 

03/20-03/30/82 UC Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, COLO: "retrospective 
-type" exhibition 

04/03-04/16/82 Hoboken Celebration '82, Hoboken, NJ : "retrospective-type" 
exhibition 

date open Stafford, CT: tentative exhibition 

05/01-05/21/82 Fashion Moda, New York, NY: serigraphs, recent paintings 



U EXHIBITIONS 



12/5-12/12/81 



Kailua Library, Kailua, HI: exhibition of a series of 
paintings "NUCLEAR WAR", discussion/slide show 12/08/81, 



12/09-12/13/81 Ala Moana and Surfrider Hotels, Honolulu, HI: exhibition of 
"THE BIG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS COMEDY SERIES" in conjunction 
with the annual American Medical Joggers Association convention 

05/01-05/30/82 Honolulu Federal Savings, Kahala Branch, Honolulu, HI: 
Hawaiian theme work 



ISLAND EXHIBITIONS 



* 



10/30-11/14/81 Ke Ola Hou, Hilo, HI: "retrospective-type" exhibition 

11/07-11/28/81 Wailoa Center, Hilo, III: "Artist's Choice" group show 

09/82 Wailoa Center, Hilo, HI: exhibition tentatively entitled 

"A QUALITY OF NECESSITY" — social and political paintings 



Tho Visual Arts Committee 

c/o Capricorn Asunder 

1lo Grove street 

San Francisco, California 94-102 



December 20, 19*21 



Deal" Visual Arts Committee: 



Doug Lindsay 
342-B Ohai Street 
Hilo, Hawaii 96720 
(808) 935-5968 

12/22/81-02/20/82 c/o: 
1137 Valle Vista 
Vallcjo, California 94590 
(707) 644-2052 



IIello« This note and accompanying material is intended to briefly acquaint you 
with some background information on my "mainland Lour". I will be showing work 
in San Francisco at the Women's Building, January 7-10 (I will send you an 
invitation with specifics), and hope to meet with you at that time. 



Sincerely , 
Dour Lindsay 



MINUTES 



January 13, 1982 




The Visual Arts Committee meeting of the San Francisco Art Commission was held 
on Wednesday, January 13, 1982, in Room # 220 of the Public Health Building, 101 
Grove Street. The meeting was called to order by Committee Chairman Swig at 12 
Noon. 

ROLL CALL Commissioners Present Commissioners Absent 



Roselyne Swig Richard Mayer 

Robert LaRocca Peter Rodriguez 

1. PETER RICHARDS - REQUEST FOR PROJECT APPROVAL: "WAVE ORGAN" 

Site: Lee side of Marina Yacht Harbor Jetty 

Exhibit: Sound recording from 1981 'Organ' prototype 
Blueprint of site & installation 
Photo of 1981 prototype 
Letter from the artist describing project 
Letters of support from the Exploratorium (project sponsor) t 

Fort Mason Center 
Resume of the artist 

As presented for consideration "Wave Organ" consists of a series of PVC pipes 
which, when installed along the jetty's lee side to emerge at various surface 
levels in bronze, serpentine-like configurations from the rubble, would produce 
resonance-chamber type harmonics activated by changing tidal and wave conditions 
as the water flows in and out of the pipes. The sound, picked up by means of 
microphones within the pipes and later amplified, would be transmitted from the 
site via phone to the Exploratorium and possibly Fort Mason Center. 

Seating, formed by stones in the retaining wall, will be provided at the pipe 
ends so that an individual listener may experience the 'Organ' by placing an ear 
to a pipe end, in much the same manner as one would to a conch shell. 

The PVC piping in the '81 prototype proved too vulnerable and was vandalized. In 
order to prevent a reoccurance of a similar situation the design has been so mod- 
ified that the pipe will now rest within protective cavities, open to the surface 
in order to expose the inner workings of the'Organ' and yet amply sheltered. 

As project sponsor, the Exploratorium has agreed to assume full responsibility 
for the conservation and maintenance of the Wave Organ as long as the work re- 
mains in place. If, for some reason, the work should be removed, the Explor- 
atorium will also see that the site is returned to its original state. 

Land alteration of the jetty will include the addition of a stairway to provide 
accessibility and a retaining wall constructed from existing granite curbstones, 
anchored at the base with a concrete footing in order to stabilize the upper 
edge of the jetty. All such structural modifications will be determined by a 
structural engineer. In addition, there are plans near the listening site for 
a small tide pool which, hopefully, will encourage the growth of marine organisms. 



Approval of the project has been recommended by the Parks & Planning Commission; 
the project will appear on this month's, January 14 Park and Recreation Calendar 
for final approval. 

There is a question as to whether the project might also fall within the jur- 
isdiction of the Civic Design Committee since the work will involve an alter- 
ation to a land mass. It was agreed to bring this question before the full 
Commission meeting on Friday, January 15, 1982. 

A motion to recommend approval of the Wave Organ was moved and carried, subject 
to further review by the Civic Design Committee. 

2. JOHN LANGLY HOWARD - REQUEST FOR ARTWORK LOAN 

Exhibit: Letter of request from Mr. Howard 

A motion to recommend approval of the loan of Gold Mining Country and Triptych 
of the Sand and Gravel Works , by John Langly Howard to tne Rental Gallery at 
Fort Mason for a retrospective exhibition of the artist's works from March 2, 
1982 - April 2, 198 2 was moved and carried. 

3. RICHARD FELKER - PROPOSED DONATION OF PHOTO 

Exhibit: Letter from the artist 
Slide of the work 

A review of Mr. Felkers donation, was postponed, pending receipt of donation 
conditions from the artist. 

4. LAURENCY DICKEY - PROPOSAL FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF MEMORIAL PLAQUE 
Removed from agenda prior to meeting. 

5. CARMEN LOMAS GARZA - REQUEST FOR CARTOON APPROVAL 

Site: Mi 11 brae Suburban Facility 

Exhibit: Cartoons for four panels illustrating the history of 
California water on a scale o f 1" to 3" 

The four cartoons exhibited represent a portion of a larger werlcwhich, when 
complete, will consist of a total of eight panels depicting the history of 
California water. The artist has provided a narrative outlining content of 
each of the panels at an earlier meeting, this document is attached herewith. 

The artist plans to continue researching and developing the remaining four 
panels over the next several months. A request was made by the artist to 
retain these prepatory, working drawings, discussion of this subject was post- 
poned until a later date. 

A motion to recommend entering into contract with the artist, based on the 
cartoons exhibited, was recommended. 



6- NARCISSUS QUAGLIATA - REQUEST FOR CONTRACT EXTENSION AND DESIGN MODIFICATION 

Site: North Shore Pump Station 

Exhibit: Progress report 

Letter requesting time extension for one month 
Letter requesting design modification 

Letter outlining artist's understanding regarding responsibility 
for window moulding installation with attached spec sheet 

On the behalf of the artist, Rachel Mesrahi (power of attorney) presented a 
request for design modifications and a request for time extension in order 
that the design modifications and the matter of the window mouldings may be 
resolved. Many of the design changes are inherent in the process of transfer 
from cartoon to actual work such as color and line deviations contained with- 
in portions of hand-rolled glass made by the artist and hence subject to studio 
experimentation and decision making processes implicit in artistic creation, . 
However, other design changes have been motivated by practical concerns sucn as 
the substitution of opaque for clear glass in order to disguise a stairway in 
the Pump Station and also those changes necessitated by the several right angle 
cuts illustrated in the original cartoon which are technically infeasible and 
must be modified by the addition of came sections extending from the problem areas 
to the periphery of the window. 

It was agreed that staff would look into the question of responsibility for 
the window mouldings. 

A motion to recommend approval of both time extension and design modification 
was made. 

7. SUBMISSION OF COMMENTARY ON PROPOSED ART ENRICHEMNT GUIDELINES 

Postponed for later discussion. 

8. HENRY SULTAN - REQUEST FOR DESIGN APPROVAL 

Site: Ortega Library, 39th & Ortega 

Exhibit: Color photocopy of completed work 
Cartoon of proposed design 

Presented for consideration was Sunset Mural Workshop's design for Phase 2 

of the Ortega Branch Library Murals. The West mural section pictures sand 

dunes in which books rest, reminiscent of the adjoining mural in which book 

stacks are illustrated. The work will include plywood attachments of 3-D 

kites by sculptor Julia Marshall. The East wall is a mandala incorporating figures. 

A motion to recommend approval of the mural project was moved and carried. 

9. JOHANNA POETHIG - REQUEST FOR MURAL DESIGN APPROVAL 

Site: Saint Patrick's Day Care Center, South of Market Area 



Exhibit: Rework of original design presented at the December 8, 1981 
V.A.C. meeting. 

A motion to approve the reworked design was moved and carried. A description 
of the project by the artist is attached herewith. 

10. Items B & C of the Mural Resources section were deleted prior to the 
meeting. 

11. INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE CONFERENCE - DISCUSSION OF SUPPORT (ALL) 

Discussion was postponed for the review of the full Commission on Friday, 
January 15, 1982. 

12. CONSERVATION OF PUBLIC MONUMENTS 
Discussion was postponed for a later date. 

1 3 . MEETING SCHEDULE THROUGH JUN E OF '82 . 
Discussion was postponed until a later date. 

14. NEW BUSINESS - JACK KAMESAR - REQUEST FOR FINAL PAYMENT 

Site: Rolph Recreation & Playground Center, 26th & Hampshire 

Exhibit: Photographs of the completed, installed work 
Progress report 

A motion to recommend approval of the three architectural steel grills was 
moved and carried. 



Meeting adjourned 12:30 



Respectfully submitted, 
Lyn Freeman 



###### 



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ST. PATRICK'S DAY CARE CENTER MURAL 

The theme for the St. Patrick's Day Care Center mural is 
the cycle of life with its emphasis on the relationship of youth 
Lu old age unci the continuity of generations. Since the mural wall 
faces Clementina Towers, a senior housing development, and St Patrick's 
tends young children, the "cycle of life" theme was chosen as the 
most appropriate to the environment. The mural can serve as a 
visual focal point for both the seniors and the children, bringing 

ter awareness to the connection between them. The theme is 
also relevant to the largely Asian population of the area due to the 
cultural value placed on the extended family. 



IMAGERY 



Flame Lree: Filipino Lree, here also symbolizing the tree 
of life. Flame also symbolizes eternality. 



Spiral Ancient symbol for spiritual quest and discovery 



r ~^-_ \ Infinity Symbol embracing baby and adult to show continuity 
of life 



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Chicken Asian folkloric symbol (sari manok) 

Banana tree: Tree found in Philippines 

Roots Like umbilical cords , a symbol of history 

Dress Native fabric design of Philippines 

\kJ ) Faces Symbol of the generations and the spiritual 
Lv_/J in tree growth within the family 



Carmen Lomas Garza 
HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA WATER 

A brief narrative for a series of eight paintings to be installed in the 
Millbrae Suburban Facility of the San Francisco Water Department. 

1. California Native Americans' use of water based on the Southern Sierra 
Miwok. The scene will be at a river side where a man is fishing from 
a pier made of poles, women will be carrying water, etc. 

2. Missionaries' use of water based on a generalized version of Northern 
California Missions. The scene will be men making adobe bricks and 
constructing additional rooms near the church. Gardens will be visible 
in the background. and an aquaduct or a well. 

3. Miners' use of water based on the '49ers of Sonora. This scene will- 
be at a riverside with a diverse group of people using the early 
methods of mining with the aid of water. 

4. Early San Francisco (more research to be done for details) 

5. The farmers' use of water (more research to be done for details) 

6. Spring Valley Water Company before 1930 (more research to be done) 

7. The construction of Hetch Hetchy Dam. This scene will be at the time 
when the dam was almost complete. (The painting may contain an oval inset 
which will be a zoom- in on some the construction and the men.) 

8. Map of the water route from Hetch Hetchy to San Francisco. The map 
will be a generalization of the points in the route and the surround- 
ing terrain-based on a map provided by the Millbrae Facility. 

Each painting will have a brief statement on the bottom in calligraphy. 
Approximate size: 3' X 4' horizontal (#8 will be slightly longer) 
Media: Acrylic on masonite 

Each painting will be framed in wood of a similar color as the wood in 
the Millbrae Facility and will be ready to hang. 



January 25, 1982 



MEMORANDUM 

TO: Visual Arts Committee, Mural Resources 

FROM: Lyn 

RE: Visual Arts Committee Meeting 



A Visual Arts Committee has been scheduled for Thursday, January 
28, 1982 at i:00pm. The meeting will be held in Room 220 of the 
Public Health Building, 101 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA. 

Please confirm. 



MINUTES 
January 28, 1982 



The Visual Arts Committee meeting of the San Francisco Art Commission was held 
on Thursday, January 28, 1982, in Room § 220 of the Public Health Building, 101 
Grove Street. The meeting was called to order by Committee Chairman LaRocca at 
1:30pm. 

ROLL CALL Commissioners Present Commissioners Absent 

Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 
Peter Rodriguez 

1. Fran Valesco: Request for Mural Design Approval . 

Site: South of Market Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, S.F. 

Exhibit: Mural Design 

Buffalo poster design prototype 
Letter of approval 
Drawings of site 

Presented for consideration was a design for a mural titled "Buffalo Sky". 
Measuring 28' x 32', the mural will be located on a redwood, slant-constructed, 
fence, designed by sculptor Bernie Lubell, which will border the Cultural 
Center's garden area. Imagery contained within the mural design includes; 
sky, organic forms echoing the garden and the predominant subject, the buffalo. 
The image of the buffalo is borrowed from a popular poster offered by the Center 
and is intended by the artist as an image which represents a 'meeting of 
east and west' . 

Controversy arose concerning the fence gates, each of which are roughly shaped in the 
semblance of a human form, across which a silouette of a buffalo appears. The 
controversy centered on the merging of the two forms and the verisimilitude to 
the human form. 

A motion to recommend approval of the Valesco, "Buffalo Sky" mural was moved 
and carried. 

The question of the fence problem was deferred, pending further study by the 
artist, until the February Visual Arts Committee Meeting. 

2. John Rampley: Request for Mural Design Approval. 

Site: 821 Howard Street 

Exhibit: Mural Design 

Site color photo copies 
Letter of approval 
Petition of support 

- 1 - 



• Ranipley cont'd. 



Presented for consideration was a design from an untitled mural which when 
complete will measure 30' x 156'. The mural depicts "a transition of images from 
a high sierra zone to a landscape aquarium with some displacement of the 
plants and animals natural environment", executed in a realistic manner. 

The mural surface will be restored prior to execution, and upon completion 
of painting will be coated with seal out as a conservation measure. 

A motion to recommend approval of the Rampley mural was moved and carried. 



3. Narcissus Quagliata: request for second payment; Stained glass installation 

Site: North Shore Pump Station, Art Enrichment 

The artist is requesting second payment "to be made upon completion of stained 
glass and inspection in studio" for the sum of TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS. The 
Committee visited the studio and made a site inspection on January 13, 1982 
at which time design and time extension contract modifications were recommended 
and subsequestly approved by the Commission. The work, consisting of twelve 
invididual components which complete a total installation which measures 
8' x 22', is now at the above mentioned phase. A final payment, upon instal- 
lation, of ONE THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE DOLLARS, remains to be 
paid. The aritist anticipates a Feburary installation of the work. 

A motion to recommend approval of peynent of Twc Thousand Dollars to the 
artist for completion of the work was made, pending a site inspection on 
Friday, January 29, 1982. (A studio inspection was made & the motion upheld). 

4. International Sculpture Conference 

Site: Oakland, California in August of 1982 

A staff report was given notifying Committee Members of the participation of 
Sylvial Ryugo and Lyn Freeman in the Site Search Committee, a Subcommittee of 
the Independent Exhibitions Committee, operating out of Pro Arts in Oakland. 
The purpose of the Committee is to locate, identify and secure sculpture 
sites to be used during the Conference. Art Commission staff participation 
is oriented toward the securing of municipal-owned sites. 

Commissioner Mayer proposed that an exhibition of City-owned sculptural 
works be organized and exhibited as the inaugural of the Capricorn Asunder 
Gallery. It was requested that staff seek out potential works and provide a 
cost estimate for such an exhibition, to be held concurrently with the ISC. 

Chairman LaRocca suggested that staff prepare additional alternatives for 
Commission participation in the Conference. 

5. Kathie Cinnater: Personal Services Contract as Director of Mural Resources . 

A motion to recommend approval of a personal services contract for Kathie 
Cinnater as Director of Mural Resources, for a sum not to exceed NINETEEN 
THOUSAND DOLLARS, during the period extending from March 11, 1982 - Feburary 28, 



Cinnater cont'd... 

1983, was moved and carried. 

6. Request to Submit Grant(s) Request to Cover Salary Requirement of Visual 
Arts Coordinator Position. 

Funding for the position of Visual Arts Coordinator will run out as of 
June 30, 1982. Lyn Freeman, who currently holds this position, has been 
requested by Art Commission Director, Joan Ellison to seek grant-type 
funding for her position. 

A motion to recommend approval of a request to submit proposal (s) for grant requests to 
cover the salary requirement of the Visual Arts Coordinator position was 
moved and carried. 



7. Request to Have Fire-Damaged Artworks Sent to the Legion of Honor 
Paper Conservation Lab for Conservation . 

Many of the artworks which were stored in the Commission basement during the 
1980 fire were damaged by smoke and water during the course of the fire. 
In late December of 1981, Robert Futernick of the Conservation Lab at the 
Legion of Honor visited the Capricorn Asunder Gallery, where the works are 
currently stored and filed a conservation report based on his findings. 
Included in the report are recommended treatment and an estimate of the 
cost of such treatment. A staff review of the document was conducted 
eliminating works from the potential conservation category such as artist's 
proofs and cancellation prints which serve mainly as documents rather 
than artworks. Photographs were also eliminated on the basis of the value 
of the work and the conservation costs, some of which ran as high as $300.00, 
(many of these photographs are not officially part of the collection, but 
are leftovers from past Art Festivals). The majority of the works to 
be submitted for conservation are numbered editions from the General Hospital 
Art Enrichment Program which had not been placed in the Hospital. 

It is estimated that the cost of this conservation will be approximately 
$1,500. Monies for this project are available from a City supplemental 
gained due to the fire damage of the Commission. 

A motion to approve the conservation by the Paper Conservation Lab of the 
Legion of Honor was moved and carried. 

8. Potential Street Artists' Festival Announcement 

A Festival for Street Artists is in the planning stages and will come up at 

the Feburary 8, 1982 Commission meeting for discussion. The Festival is tenatively 

planned for September 1982, Wednesday 22 - Sunday 26. 



9. 

Comrn 



Announcement of Upcoming Plan for Cooperative Effort Between the Art 
ission and the San Francisco Fair and Exhibition for an 'Art Festival ' 



A plan, as stated above , will be available by the February 8, 1982 Com- 
mission Meeting. It will include such information as potential jurors, artwork 
categories and other data pertinent to the planning of the 'Festival'. 



10. Art Enrichment Guidelines 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was scheduled in order to 
discuss the staff proposal for Art Enrichment Guidelines. The meeting will 
be held on Friday, February 5, 1982, at 4:00pm in the Administrative Offices 
of the Mexican Museum at Fort Mason. 



11. Regular V.A.C. Meeting Schedule 

Committee meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 
4:00pm. The location of these meetings has yet to be arranged. 



The meeting was adjourned at 2:30pm 



Respectfully submitted, 

L.A. Freeman 

ADministrative Aide, Visual Arts Programs 



February 10, 1982 



MEMORANDUM 



There will be a Visual Arts Committee Meeting 
Thursday, February 18, 1982 at 4:00pm in Room 
#220 of the Public Health Building, 101 Grove 
Street, San Francisco, CA. 



Please confirm with: Lyn Freeman (415) 558-3465 



February 11, 1982 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting 

Thursday, February 18, 1982 

4:00pm, Room 220, Public Health Building 

101 Grove Street 

San Francisco, CA 



AGENDA 

1. ART ENRICHMENT - JOE SLUSKY 

A. Joseph Slusky - Mi 11 brae Suburban Facility: Design Proposal 

2. MURAL RESOURCES - KATHIE CINNATER 

A. Claire Josephson - Request for Final Payment 

Site: Victoria Theatre, 16th & Capp 

B. Carlos Loarca - Request for Design Approval 

Site: Mission Cultural Center 

C. Arch Williams - Request for Contract Modification 

Site: Bernal Heights Library 

D. Dick Fossleman - Request for Design Approval (privately funded project) 

Site: Bedford Hotel - 730 Post Street 

3. VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE, ARTWORK REVIEW GUIDELINES - REfllEST FOR ADOPTION 

4. SAN FRANCISCO FAIR AND EXPOSITION 'ART FESTIVAL' PROPOSAL - DIRECTOR JOAN ELLISON 

5. NEW BUSINESS 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Thursday, March 16, 1982 

4 :OOpm, Room 220 

Public Health Building, 101 Grove 



AGENDA 



1. MURAL RESOURCES 

A. Mike Rios - Request for Final Payment 

Site: 24th Street Mini Park (between Bryant & York) 

B. Margo Bors - Request for Final Payment 
Site: Potrero Hill Library 

C. Mike Mosher - Request for Final Payment 
Si te: 314 16th Street 

D. Fran Valesco - Request for Final Payment 
Site: 1050 South Van Ness 

E. 24th Street Mini Park Presentation 

A. Mike Rios - Mural Restoration 

B. Emmanuel Montoya - Request for Design Approval 

2. PLACEMENT O F WORK BY ART IST, HENRI MARIE ROSE (work is currently in 
storage at the Museum of Modern Art and must be relocated) 

3. ART FESTIVAL 

A. Review of request for inclusion of "Special Art" exhibit produced by 
the Recreation Center for the Handicapped. 

B. Award of Honor Canidate nominations 

C. Discussion/New Business 

4. CAPRICORN ASUNDER - DISCUSSION ON GENERAL POLICY AND INTENT (please refer 
to material distributed for February meeting) 

5. NEW BUSINESS \ 

A. Art for the Handicapped special exhibition proposal for A.F. 

B. Instution Programs - traveling prison art exhibit 



WORK SHEET FOR MURAL DESIGN PROPOSAL 



ARTI ST ( S ) Emmanuel Montoy a 



285-3211 



PROJECT FUNDED BY: OCD 



PROPOSED SITE: 24th Street Mini-Park, NorLli Wall 



HAS LETTER OF APPROVAL FROM BUILDING OWNER BEEN OBTAINED? y es 
IF SO PLEASE ATTACH. 



BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SITE: The 24th St. Mini-pa rk is a residential park frequented daily 
by neighborhood families, local employees on their lunch break and attracts many 
rnnrisrs. Many local childcare agencies, Companeros del Barrio, Missi on Childcare 
Consortium and others use the mini-park for recreational purposes. 



•/Ay "^) 



PLEASE ATTACH PHOTO SHOWING SITE AND ENVIRONS. 
WILL MURAL BE PORTABLE? No 



IF NOT PLEASE DESCRIBE WALL SURFACE: Wooden, paint is badly peeling. 
T..,r, nf rhP nails are constructed of tongue and groove boards. The oth er 
llirt... ■■ ■i-i- wnnil p.-melinn. 



TITLE OF WORK. 



THEME/DESCRTPTION (CONTINUE ON REVERSE IF NECESSARY) 






GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF COMMUNITY: Lower 24th Street, between Bryant and Potrero 

Streets, is a cross-cultural population of lower income, working class . The 

majority of these people are Chicano, Mexicano and other Latinos. 

TMq Droiect is a restoration. No continual 
CONSERVATION PROVISIONS: lnis project 



provisions. 



RESTORATION 
WORK SHEET FOR M U R A L D E S I GN- PROPOSAL 



ARTIST(S) mrhap1 vina 



824-3255 



PROJECT FUNDED BY: 



QCD 



PROPOSED SITE! ?Arh S^rPPt Mini Park, F.asr Wall 

HAS LETTER OF APPROVAL FROM BUILDING OWNER BEEN OBTAINED? yes 
IF SO PLEASE ATTACH. 
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SITE: 



Mini park with play structures and benches. Three surrounding walls 
have murals. East wall of park to be restored (approx. 650 sq . ft.). 
PLEASE ATTACH PHOTO SHOWING SITE AND ENVIRONS. 

WILL MURAL BL PORTABLE? No 

IF NOT PLEASE DESCRIBE WALL SURFACE: Wooden, paint is badly peeling. 
Artist will clean wall and chipped paint, apply primer, sealer 

and touch up color. 

TITLE OF WORK. Nnnp 

THEME/DESCRTPTION (CONTINUE ON REVERSE IF NECESSARY) : 



A mural about Chicano heritage. Next to a pyramid is a city made of 
primary colored building blocks. Other elements are devils, figures 



holding drafting tools, people bathing in a waterfall, women making 



bread, a storyteller entertaining children, a muralisT painting and several 



masons chiselling a large Quetzalcoatl feathered serpent face into a blue mountain. 



GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF COMMUNITY: Latino community park, used mostly 
by seniors and children. Three hundred children per day use the park. 



CONSERVATION PROVISIONS: This project is a restoration. No continua l 
provisions. , — - ■ — ■ "" — 



MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDS 



TO: San Francisco Art Commission 
401 Van Ness 
San Francisco, CA 94102 
431-8653 



FROM: 



• A-/^A /} Lz (~ C, -^J" V/^C-* , owner or responsible party at 

RE: Proposed mural project 

I hereby give permission for a mural project to take place on the wall of my 
building. This project will be sponsored by the San Francisco Art Commission 
with funding from the Office of Community Development. I agree to retain the 
mural for as long as it remains intact and does not suffer abnormal deterioration. 
In the event that any change takes place on the property which would affect the 
mural, or that the mural is damaged or deteriorated, or for any other reason 
has to be restored or altered, I agree to contact the San Francisco Art Commission, 
in writing, 90 (ninety) days in advance. 



Signed: 




\Si£fV/^ A? 



Ti tie : dlVK/s/f^ A? 

Address: <f// /V'tfl//*-) ^/. — 



Phone : £~&1- £ */ 5 <^-> 

Date , ^Py/-/S^jL <■ /f / 

cc; Jon Pon 

Office of Community Development 

939 Ellis ST. 

San Francisco, CA 94109 

cc: Kathie Cinnater 

Mural Resource Center 

934 Brannan St. 

San Francisco, CA 94103 

863-1414 



MINUTES 
March 18, 1982 



The Visual Arts Committee meeting of the San Francisco Art Commission was held 
on Thursday, March 18, 1982, in Room # 220 of the Public Health Building, 101 
Grove Street. The meeting was called to order by acting Committee Chairman 
Richard Mayer at 4:00pm. 

ROLL CALL Commissioners Present Staff Present Commissioners Absent 

Richard Mayer Joan Ellison Bob LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez Kathie Cinnater 
Walter Jebe Lyn Freeman 



1. Commissioner Jebe requested punctual attendance at all Visual Arts Committee 
meetings. 

2. ADOPTION OF BUDGET FO RMAT . A recommendation to adopt the budget form and 
accompanying checklist with conditions, as presented by staff (see attached) 
for inclusion in all Art Enrichment commission contracts, was moved and 
carried. 

3. INSTITUTION PROGRAMS REQUEST . A nonprofit organization which provides arts 
education and programming in prisons in Oklahoma and throughout the country, 
had requested a letter of support and a $3,000 cash contribution, both requests 
were denied . 

4. MURAL RESOURCES 

A. MA RGO BCRS - FINAL PAYMENT . A motion to recommend approval of 
final payment to mural ist Margo Bors for a mural located at the 
P otrero Hill Library was moved and carried, (photo attached) 

B. MIKE MOSHER - FINAL PAYMENT . A motion to recommend approval of 
final payment of $400.00 to mural ist Mike Mosher for a mural at 
3141 16th Street was moved and carried, (photo attached) 

C. FRAN VALESCO - FINAL PAYMENT . A motion to recommend approval of 
final payment of $1,000 to mural ist Fran Valesco for a mural at 
1050 South Van Ness was moved and carried, (photo attached) 

D. MIKE RIPS - FINAL PAYMENT . A motion to recommend approval of final 
payment of $1,500 to Mike Rios for the mural at the 24th Street 
Mini Park was moved and carried. 

E. MIKE RIOS - MURAL RESTORATION . A motion to recommend approval 
for restoration of the East wall of the 24th Street Mini Park 

by mural ist Mike Rios was moved and carried, (description attached) 

F. EMMANUEL MONTOYA - DESIGN APPROVAL A motion to recommend design 
approval for a mural to be located on the North Wall of the 24th 
Street Mini Park , by mural ist Emmanuel Montoya was moved and 
carried, (description attached) 

- 1 - 



4. MURAL RESOURCES CONT'D 

G. CONSERVATION OF MURALS - Rene Yanez, speaking for the mural ists, 
recommended a maintenance program for the murals. He suggested 
that in some instances repainting rather than restoration of murals should 
be given consideration. Kathie Cinnater, Director of Mural Resources 
pointed out the variables involved in the rife-span of a mural. 
Those executed on concrete have a tendency to last longer than 
those on wood surface. This is caused by the greater responsiveness 
of the wood to weather changes, the shrinking and expansion of the 
wood causes the paint to flake prematurely. Ms. Cinnater also 
noted a lessened life-span for murals with a western orientation, 
which suffer greater exposure. 

H. MURAL CELEBRATION .- Mural Resources Director, Kathie Cinnater was 
requested to look into the possibility of a celebration of San 
Francisco's murals. 

5. RELOCATION OF SCULPTURE . Art Commission Director, Joan Ellison announced 
plans to relocate a sculpture by Henri Marie Rose. The work which is an 
Art Festival purchase has been stored in the basement of the Museum of 
Modern Art. Director Ellison is working on plans to place the work with 
one of the Cleanwater facilities. 

6. RECREATION CENTER FOR THE HANDICAPPED . A request by Kent Fujikawa, of the 
Center, to include an exhibition of disabled art in the 82/83 Gallery program 
for Capricorn Asunder was denied at this time pending further discussion of 
Gallery goals and objectives. However, the proposal will be held for 
further review. 

In addition, Mr. Fujikawa, requested inclusion of a disabled art exhibition 
in this year's Art Festival. It was suggested that Mr. Fujikawa submit the 
art works for jury examination on their own merits and if they are accepted 
a grouping of the works can be discussed at that time. 



7. ART FESTIVAL 



AWARD OF HONOR NOMINATIONS . As follows (please note that where there 
are two listings for a category, the second is an alternate selection): 

Film - Francis Ford Coppola, John Corti 
Painting - Elmer Bishoff, Richard Diebenkorn 
Sculpture - Fletcher Benton, Mark di Suvero 
Patron - Agnes Albert 

Theatre - Alan Fletcher, Richard Reineccius 
Dance - Lew Christianson, Margaret Jenkins 
Archi tecture - William Turnbull , Warren Cal lister 
Music - Turk Murphy, Ludwig Altman 
Photography - Dorthea Lang, Pirkle Jones 
Printmaking - Ernesto de Soto, Kathan Brown (sp?) 
Literature - Raymond Clary, Harold Gilliam 
Opera - Kurt Herbert Adler 

A motion to recommend approval of Award of Honor Nominations for 
the 1982 Arts Festival as listed above was moved and carried. 



7. ART FESTIVAL CONT'D 



B. Invited Artists - Artists mentioned in this context include: 

Sculpture - Manuel Neri 
Photography - Judy Dater 
Painting - Joan Brown 
Printmaking - Dennis Beale 
Ceramics - Viola Frey, Karen Breschi 
Special Memorial - Robert Gonzales 

Commissioners desiring to submit names are requested to do so 
prior to the April 5, 1982 Art Commission meeting; recommendations 
will be finalized at that time. 



C. Representation for Video . Commissioner Mayer requested 
his support for the inclusion of video in the 1982 Arts 
Festival be recorded. 

D. Affilia ted Artists . A recommendation to delete categories 
of Affiliated ancTlnvited Artists in this year's Art Festival 
was moved and carried. 

CAPRICORN ASUNDER . A meeting of various Bay Area arts professionals 
will be called in order to solicit input into Gallery programming. 



Meeting adjourned 5:50pm 
Respectfully submitted, 
L.A. Freeman 



PROJECT: 

NAME: 

MAILING ADDRESS: 



PHONE it: (home) (studio) 



PROJECT DESCRIPTION: 



SUMMARY OF ESTIMATED COSTS : 

Artist's Professional Fee 
Assistant(s) 

Subcontractors 

Fringe Benefits 

Supplies & Materials Necessary to Production of Work 

Travel/Site Visitation 

Installation Expenses 

Site Modification 

Documentation 

Insurance 

Other 

Total Project Costs 



Budget Checklist 

Budget items may include but are not limited to the following: 

1. Artist's fee for professional design and execution of artwork(s) 

2. Labor of assistants 

3. Subcontractor fees 

4. Fringe benefits 

5. Materials and equipment required for production of the work. 

6. Travel expenses for site visitation(s) & research 

7. Installation expenses such as transportation of completed work to 
site, frames, mats pedestals, containments and devices necessary for 
the security, preservation and display of the work. 

0. Excessive site modification necessary for the installation of the work. 

9. Documentation photographs & identification plaque installed on or 
near the work per Commission specification. 

10. Expenses indirectly related to the artwork such as insurance 



The above items are not intended as a conclusive listing of all possible 
project expenditures which should be considered when planning a budget but 
rather as a checklist of those items which may warrant consideration. Each 
project is unique and must be considered on an individual basis when planning for 
its execution. Once allocated, project monies cannot be increased; for 
this reason effective planning which will allow completion of contractual 
services within the original allocation is imperative. 



MINUTES 
March 18, 1982 



The Visual Arts Committee meeting of the San Francisco Art Commission was held 

on Thursday, March 18, 1982, in Room § 220 of the Public Health Building, 101 
Grove Street. The meeting was called to order by acting Committee Chairman 
Richard Mayer at 4:00pm. 

ROLL CALL Commissioners Present Staff Present Commissioners Absent 

Richard Mayer Joan Ellison Bob LaRocca 

Peter Rodriguez Kathie Cinnater 

Walter Jebe Lyn Freeman 



1. Commissioner Jebe requested punctual attendance at all Visual Arts Committee 
meetings. 

2. ADOPTION OF BUDGET FORMAT. A recommendation to adopt the budget form and 
accompanying checklist with conditions, as presented by staff (see attached) 
for inclusion in all Art Enrichment commission contracts, was moved and 
carried. 

3. I NSTITUTION P ROGRAMS REQUEST . A nonprofit organization which provides arts 
education and programming in prisons in Oklahoma and throughout the country, 
had requested a letter of support and a $3,000 cash contribution, both requests 
were denied . 

4. MURAL RESOURCES 

A. MARGO BCRS - FINAL PAYMENT . A motion to recommend approval of 
final payment to" mural ist Margo Bors for a mural located at the 
Potrero Hill Library was moved and carried, (photo attached) 

B. MIKE MOSHER - FINAL PAYMENT . A motion to recommend approval of 
final payment of $400.00 to mural ist Mike Mosher for a mural at 
3141 16th Street was moved and carried, (photo attached) 

C. FRAN VALESCO - FINAL PAYMENT . A motion to recommend approval of 
final payment of $1,600 to mural ist Fran Valesco for a mural at 
1050 South Van Ness was moved and carried, (photo attached) 

D. MIKE RIPS - FINAL PAYMENT . A motion to recommend approval of final 
payment of $1,500 to Mike Rios for the mural at the 24th Street 
Mini Park was moved and carried. 

E. MIKE RIOS - MURAL RESTORATION . A motion to recommend approval 
for restoration of the East wall of the 24th Street Mini Park 

by muralist Mike Rios was moved and carried, (description attached) 

F. EMMANUEL M0NT0YA - DESIGN APPROVAL A motion to recommend design 
approval for a mural to be located on the North Wall of the 24th 
Street Mini Park , by muralist Emmanuel Montoya was moved and 
carried, (description attached) 

- 1 - 



4. MURAL RESOURCES CONT'D 

G. CONSERVATION OF MURALS - Rene Yanez, speaking for the muralists, 
recommended a maintenance program for the murals. He suggested 
that in some instances repainting rather than restoration of murals should 
be given consideration. Kathie Cinnater, Director of Mural Resources 
pointed out the variables involved in the rife-span of a mural. 
Those executed on concrete have a tendency to last longer than 
those on wood surface. This is caused by the greater responsiveness 
of the wood to weather changes, the shrinking and expansion of the 
wood causes the paint to flake prematurely. Ms. Cinnater also 
noted a lessened life-span for murals with a western orientation, 
which suffer greater exposure. 

H. MURAL CELEBRATION .- Mural Resources Director, Kathie Cinnater was 
requested to look into the possibility of a celebration of San 
Francisco's murals. 

5. RELOCATION OF SCULPTURE . Art Commission Director, Joan Ellison announced 
plans to relocate a sculpture by Henri Marie Rose. The work which is an 
Art Festival purchase has been stored in the basement of the Museum of 
Modern Art. Director Ellison is working on plans to place the work with 
one of the Cleanwater facilities. 

6. RECREATION CENTER FOR THE HANDICAPPED . A request by Kent Fujikawa, of the 
Center, to include an exhibition of disabled art in the 82/83 Gallery program 
for Capricorn Asunder was denied at this time pending further discussion of 
Gallery goals and objectives. However, the proposal will be held for 
further review. 

In addition, Mr. Fujikawa, requested inclusion of a disabled art exhibition 
in this year's Art Festival. It was suggested that Mr. Fujikawa submit the 
art works for jury examination on their own merits and if they are accepted 
a grouping of the works can be discussed at that time. 

7. ART FESTIVAL 

A. AWARD OF HONOR NOMINATIONS . As follows (please note that where there 
are two listings for a category, the second is an alternate selection): 

Film - Francis Ford Coppola, John Corti 
Painting - Elmer Bishoff, Richard Diebenkorn 
Sculpture - Fletcher Benton, Mark di Suvero 
Patron - Agnes Albert 

Theatre - Alan Fletcher, Richard Reineccius 
Dance - Lew Christianson, Margaret Jenkins 
Architecture- William Turnbul 1 , Warren Cal lister 
Music - Turk Murphy, Ludwig Altman 
Photography - Dorthea Lang, Pirkle Jones 
Printmaking - Ernesto de Soto, Kathan Brown (sp?) 
Literature - Raymond Clary, Harold Gilliam 
Opera - Kurt Herbert Adler 

A motion to recommend approval of Award of Honor Nominations for 
the 1982 Arts Festival as listed above was moved and carried. 



ART FESTIVAL CONT'D 



B. Invited Artists - Artists mentioned in this context include: 

Sculpture - Manuel Neri 
Photography - Judy Dater 
Painting - Joan Brown 
Printmaking - Dennis Beale 
Ceramics - Viola Frey, Karen Breschi 
Special Memorial - Robert Gonzales 

Commissioners desiring to submit names are requested to do so 
prior to the April 5, 1982 Art Commission meeting; recommendations 
will be finalized at that time. 



C. Representation for Video . Commissioner Mayer requested 
his support for the inclusion of video in the 1982 Arts 
Festival be recorded. 

D- Affilia ted Artists . A recommendation to delete categories 
of Affiliated ancMnvited Artists in this year's Art Festival 
was moved and carried. 

CAPRICORN ASUNDER . A meeting of various Bay Area arts professionals 
will be called in order to solicit input into Gallery programming. 



Meeting adjourned 5:50pm 



Respectfully submitted, 
L.A. Freeman 



1 



PROJCCT: 

NAME : 

MAILING ADDRESS: 



PHONE //: (home) (studio) 



PROJECT DESCRIPTION: 



SUMMARY OF ESTIMATED COSTS : 

Artist's Professional Fee 

Assistant(s) 

Subcontractors 

Fringe Benefits 

Supplies & Materials Necessary to Production of Work 

Travel/Site Visitation 

Installation Expenses 

Site Modification 

Documentation 

Insurance 

Other 

Total Project Costs 



Budget Checklist 

Budget items may include but are not limited to the following: 

1. Artist's fee for professional design and execution of artwork(s) 

2. Labor of assistants 

3. Subcontractor fees 

4. Fringe benefits 

5. Materials and equipment required for production of the work. 

6. Travel expenses for site visitation(s) & research 

i . Installation expenses such as transportation of completed work to 
site, frames, mats pedestals, containments and devices necessary for 
the security, preservation and display of the work. 

0. Excessive site modification necessary for the installation of the work. 

9. Documentation photographs & identification plaque installed on or 
near the work per Commission specification. 

10. Expenses indirectly related to the artwork such as insurance 



The above items are not intended as a conclusive listing of all possible 
project expenditures which should be considered when planning a budget but 
rather as a checklist of those items which may warrant consideration. Each 
project is unique and must be considered on an individual basis when planning for 
its execution. Once allocated, project monies cannot be increased; for 
this reason effective planning which will allow completion of contractual 
services within the original allocation is imperative. 



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Deai Mayor Feinstein: 



This Letter conveys my appreciation to you and the city for endorsing programs 
such a» the one that under wrote Fran Valesco's mural which has been painted 
on the wall bordering our playground on South Van Ness. 

Not only does the mural serve to beautify the area and limit graffiti, but it 
has ilso served to enhance relationships with young people in the neighborhood, 



relationships had boon .love I opine primarily as related to our allowing 
the use of the playground evenings and bv lighting the area at night. But 
since helping Ms. Valesco with the mural, the young people have shown a greater 
pride and ownership of the area as evidenced by their returning of lost items 

ising trasli cans for glass and litter. (Previously it was necessary to sweep 
u] . Lass almost ever} morning before the playground could be used.) 

The reversal of attitude coincides with their involvement with the mural. Now 
: >ung people have even volunteered to do other projects foi us. 

a the eitv continues with similar projects that help bring our commu- 
ii 1 1 together. 

hard 
P r i n i i pa 1 



cc: lames Johnson, Executive Director, 
Office of Commun i t v Deve 1 opment 

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Art Commission 




Commissioners 



SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ART WORK REVIEW 



Kosclync Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky. Jr 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Blanche Brown 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert l.aRocca 
Richard Mayer 

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William Paterson 
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Peter Rodriguez 
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l-~ine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 

Jo. in lillison 
Director of 
C jllural Affairs 



Charter Section 3.601 requires that the Commission approve a 
design or model of a work of art for a specific location prior 
to its placement or erection on property of the City and County. 
Excepted from this mandate are properties of The War Memorial 
Board, The Fine Arts Museums, and Port Authority maritime-use 
areas. 

The following submission requirements are designed such that the 
Commission may assist the applicant in developing the highest 
quality project possible, meanwhile insuring the appropriateness 
of each proposal for its designated site. 

Proposals shall be evaluated according to the following criteria: 

1. Quality 

2. Style/Nature 

3. Permanence 

4. Appropriateness to site 

5. Appropriateness to community 

6. Relationship of proposed art work to existing architectural elements 

7. Liability factors 

8. Maintenance 

9. Technical feasibility 

10. Availability of upkeep funding 



Presentations of projects shall be made before the Visual Arts 
Committee of the San Francisco Art Commission. Submissions must 
be received one week prior to the regularly scheduled Visual Arts 
Committee Meeting (a schedule of these meetings may be obtained 
from the Visual Arts Programs Office, 558-3463). Applicants are 
required to make personal presentations or to have an authorized 
representative present at the meeting to explain the project and 
to answer questions from Committee members. 

Presentations before the Committee shall consist of: 



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1. Maquette, cartoon or in the case of a completed work, a photo or slide. 

2. Architectural renderings, when appropriate. 

3. Written description of the project to include; medium, dimensions & 
format. 

4. Photographs and descriptions of the site and its enviorns. 

5. Resume of the artist. 

6. Letters of support from community affected. 

7. Proof of competence; may include letters of recommendation 

and documentation of similar works. 

(over) 
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Structural assessments and proof of conformity to engineering 
standards, when applicable. 

A conservation and maintenance program outline; to include any 
funds budgeted for this purpose. 



Following presentation to the Committee a recommendation shall 
be made to the Commission for approval, approval with conditions, 
or disapproval at the next regularly scheduled Art Commission 
meeting. The applicant may be requested to attend this meeting. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, April 21, 1982 
4:00pm, Commissioners Room 
Civic Center Library, 3rd Floor 



AGENDA 



1. MURAL RESOURCES - DIRECTOR KATHIE CINNATER 

A. Patricia Rodriguez - Request for Design Approval 

Site: Women's Building 
18th Street 

B. Kim Hal li nan - Request for Design Approval 

Site: Excelsior Park 

C. Elizabeth A. Greene - Request for Design Approval 

Site: Florence Martin Children's Center 
1155 Page Street 

2. ART ENRICHMENT 

A. Performing Arts Garage 

Phase: Planning 
Allocation: 4.4 Million 



B. Cleanwater Proorar. - North Shore Pump Station - Staff 

PHASE: Installation 

Balance of Allocation: $1,165.00 

Request contract extension through June 1982. 



C. Mission Recreation Center - Staff 

PHASE: Planning 
Allocation: undetermined 



3. ART FESTIVAL 



A. Update & Report 



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MEMORANDUM 



TO: VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

FROM: Lyn Freeman 

RE: Visual Arts Committee Meeting 



The regularly scheduled Visual Arts Committee meeting will be held 
Wednesday, June 19, 1982 at 4:00pm in the Commissioners Room of the Civic 
Center Library. 



Please confirm your attendance at the meeting by calling 558-3463. 



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May 13, 1982 

MEMORANDUM 

TO: VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

FROM: Lyn Freeman 

RE: Art Enrichment Program, Westside Pump Station 

Per the recent meeting, it was decided to schedule a Wednesday, June 2, 1982, 
4:00pm meeting, in the Commissioners Room of the Civic Center Library, to 
discuss the artist's preliminary design proposal for the Pump Station. 



Please confirm prior to scheduled meeting by calling 558-3463. 



May 13, 1982 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, June 19, 1982 

4:00pm 

Commissioners Room, Civic Center Library 



AGENDA 



1. GEORGE NEUBERT, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ART, SFMMA, requests approval for 
temporary installation of two works of art at the Civic Center Library. 
Please see attached letter and description. 

2. STAFF - Request for approval of "Suggested Submission Requirements for Artwork 
Review". 

3. STAFF - Capricorn Asunder, program and policy discussion. 

4. ART ENRICHMENT UPDATE . 

A. Mission Recreation Center. 

B. North Shore Pump Station. 

C. Performing Arts Center Parking Garage. 

D. Westside Pump Station. 

E. Mi 11 brae . 

5. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CONSULTANT, Project update. 

6. MURAL RESOURCES 

A. Kim Hal li nan - Request for design approval. 



Agenda (continued) 

6. MURAL RESOURCES (continued) 

B. Patricia Rodriguez - Request for design approval (Women's 
Building Project) 

C. Elizabeth Green - Request to enter into contract for mural 
at John Muir School . 

7. ART FESTIVAL 

8. INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE CONFERENCE - Discussion of participation. 

9. NEW BUSINESS 



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Charter Section 3.601 requires that the Commission approve a 
design or model of a work of art for a specific location prior 
Lo 1 1:, placement or erection on property of the City and County. 
Exempted from this mandate are properties of The War Memorial 
Board, The Fine Arts Museums, and Port Authority maritime-use 
areas. 

The following submission requirements are designed such that the 
Commission may assist the applicant in developing the highest 
quality project possible, meanwhile insuring the appropriateness 
of each proposal for its designated site. 

Proposals shall be evaluated according to the following criteria: 



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Quali ty 

Style/Nature 

Permanence 

Appropriateness to site 

Appropriateness to community 

Relationship of proposed art work to existing architectural elements 

Liability factors 

Maintenance 

Technical feasibility 



lu. Availability of upkeep funding 



Presentations of projects shall be made before the Visual Arts 
Committee of the San Francisco Art Commission. Submissions must 
be received one week prior to the regularly scheduled Visual Arts 
Committee Meeting (a schedule of these meetings may be obtained 
from the Visual Arts Programs Office, 558-3463). Applicants are 
required to make personal presentations or to have an authorized 
representative present at the meeting to explain the project and 
Lu answer questions from Committee members. 

Presentations before the Committee shall consist of: 



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Maquette, cartoon or in the case of a completed work, a photo or slide. 

Architectural renderings, when appropriate. 

Written description of the project to include; medium, dimensions & 

format. 

Photographs and descriptions of the site and its enviorns. 

Resume of the artist. 

Letters of support from community affected. 

Proof of competence; may include letters of recommendation 

and documentation of similar works. 

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8. Structural assessments and proof of conformity to engineering 
standards, when applicable. 

9. A conservation and maintenance program outline; to include any 
funds budgeted for this purpose. 

10. Letter of agreement from owner or agency responsible for proposed 
installation site. 



Following presentation to the Committee a recommendation shall be 
made to the Commission indicating approval, approval with conditions, 
or disapproval at the next regularly scheduled Art Commission meeting. 
The applicant may be requested to attend this meeting. 



Installation of Approved Art Works 

Installation of all art works to be erected on property of the City 
and County must be coordinated with all agencies which may be affected 
by such an installation. The applicant shall coordinate his/her 
dctivitios as may be necessary with the appropriate agency. 



AGENCY: San Francisco Art Commission, Municipal Gallery Project 

Project Amount requested 

EXPENDITURES Budget from S.F.F. 

Salaries 

Project Director (Curator II) 19,307 
Project Assistant (Curatorial • 

Aide, 1/2 - time) 6,071 

Fringe benefits: 15% 3,806 

TOTAL SALARIES & FRINGE BENEFITS $29,184 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES 

Telephone 700 

Duplicating 500 

Office Equipment/Supplies 1,000 

Travel 300 

Legal 600 

Jury Expenses 1,000 

Consultant (Design) 200 

TOTAL ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES $4,300 

PRODUCTION (Based on 7 exhibitions/year) 

Installation 2,000 

Transportation 500 

Reception 1,050 

Insurance (Fine Arts) 700 

SUBTOTAL PRODUCTION ~4725CT 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS 

Lecture Honorarium 420 

Special Programs 1,000 

Award of Honor Exhibition (1) 6 ,000 

SUBTOTAL PRODUCTION 7,420 

TOTAL PRODUCTION EXPENSES $11,670 

PROMOTION 

Adverlising 1,000 

Brochure 2,000 

Distribution/Mailing 400 

Invitation 700 

Documentation 300 

Poster 600 

TOTAL PROMOTION $5,000 



GRAND TOTAL, ALL EXPENSES $50,154 $297900 



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Sales Commissions 

Memberships 

Screeni ng/appl i cation 

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CONTRIBUTED INCOME GOAL 



Corporate Contributions 5,000 

Individual Contributions 1,000 

Foundations 5,554 

Pending Request from S.F.F. 29,900 



TOTAL CONTRIBUTED INCOME GOAL 



$41,454 



3| May 21, 1982 



MEMORANDUM 



TO: VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

FROM: LYN FREEMAN 

RE: VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



The next meeting of the Visual Arts Committee has been scheduled for 
Wednesday, June 9, 1982 at 4:00pm in the Commissioners Room of the Civic 
Center Library. Our regularly scheduled meeting of June 19, 1982 has 
been cancelled. 



MINUTES 
May f2, 1982 

A meeting of the Visual Arts Committee and those persons involved in development 

of the West Side Pump Station was held on Wednesday, May 12, 1982, in the 

headquarters of the Clean Water Program, 150 Hayes. The meeting was begun at 
3:00pm. 

PUESENT Art Commission Clean Water Program Bureau of Arch. Park & Roc. 



Joan Ellison Sarah Pickus Verl Hall Linda Rhodes 
Peter Rodriguez Ted Wisnia Bruce Flynn 

Richard Mayer 

Robert LaRocca Landsca pe Arch itect 

L.yn Freeman 

Artist 



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Mary Fuller 

The purpo.e of Wednesday's meeting was to identify potential art work 
installation sites within the newly redesigned West Side Pump Station to 
be located at the intersection of Sloat Blvd. and the Great Highway. 

A consensus was reached and it was determined that the area directly on the 
corner of Sloat and the Great Highway, which describes the southeastern most 
boundary of the Station, would be the most appropriate installation site. 
Advantages of this site named during discussion include the following. 

1. The overall landscape design concept suggests this particular area as 
a 'catch basin'. Furthermore this ground level relationship was felt to 
be more accessible to viewers and therefore would relate to a greater 
number of people. 

2. The traffic patterns in the area which surround the Pump Station are 
described as primarily vehicular, with limited pedestrian traffic on Sloat. 
Vehicular traffic will be regulated at the intersection by traffic signals. 

These traffic signals pose the pc;sibility of a 'stacking up' of vehicles directly 
in the vicinity of the proposed location, hence motorists stopped at the 
intersection would have the opportunity to view the work. 

3. The proposed installation site is located west of the proposed new 

main entrance to the zoo on Sloat. In light of the artist's past representations 
of animal forms in her work, a free standing sculpture at this particular location 
might also serve as an indicator for the zoo. 

4. By divorcing the art work from the actual building and placing it 

on the corner it was felt that greater freedom for the artist might be achieved. 
A work directly tied to the construction would be at the mercy of construction 
Lime tables. 

Use of a Pedestal - The artist suggested that a pedestal which would provide 
additional height to the work and might in such a manner also act as a deterrent 
to vandalism should be considered. It was agreed that the Project Coordinator 
would research the possibility of including a base or pedestal within the 
contract bids for the facility. The time line for submittal of design plans 
for the facility necessitates that this issue be resolved by July 1, 1982. 

Next Mee tijig_ - A meeting to review preliminary design studies by the artist, 
Mary Fuller, was set for June 2, 1982 at 4:00pm. 



MINUTES 
May 19, 1982 

The Visual Arts Committee meeting of the San Francisco Art Commission was held 
on Wednesday, May 19, 1982, in the Commissioners Room of the Civic Center Library. 
The meeting was called to order by Committee Chair, Robert LaRocca at 4:15pm. 

ROLL CALL Commissioners Present Staff Present Commissioners Absent 

Robert LaRocca Kathie Cinnater Walter Jebe 

Richard Mayer Lyn Freeman 

Peter Rodriguez 

1- Proposed Outdoor Sculpture Installations - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMMA) 

A. Civic Center Library - Proposed for installation July 1 - Dec. 30 1982. are: 

1. OPPOSING SOFT LOOPS (1966-67) 2. UNTITLED 

by: Gerald Walburg by: Issac Witkin 

12 x 3 x 4' 20x8x8' 
Cor-ten steel Mild steel 

The installation of these two works is seen as an extension of 'ongoing 
museum and city programs' which include: SFMMA 's upcoming exhibition, 20 
AMERICAN ARTISTS: SCULPTURE 1982, "Project Sculpture/Public Sites", the 
Int ernational Sculpture Confer ence and the San Francisco Summer Festi val. 
Installation, including the placement of permanent concrete footings, 
will be arranged by the Museum; both works are part of the Museum's 
collection and it is hoped that their installation may become permanent. At 
the direction and request of the Visual Arts Committee, the Museum will 
coordinate all aspects of the installation with the appropriate agency(s). 

A motion to recommend approval of a temporary (July 1 - Dec. 30, 1982) 
installation of the two works described above on the north and south 
front greens of the Civic Center Library was moved and carried. 

The museum has been requested to return to the Committee prior to 

December 30, 1982 if it chooses to seek approval for a permanent installation 

of these works. 

B. Opera House - Proposed for installation July 1 - Dec. 30, 1982 are: 

1. A BEATING OF WINGS 2. WHEELS AND SUSPENDED DOUBLE PYRAMID 
by: A. Pomodoro by: Bruce Nauman 

13 x 10 x 10' (approx.) 9x9x9' 
Cast bronze Cor-ten steel 

While recognizing that A/C authority and jurisdiction over the placement 

of art works on city property does not extend to those properties held 

by the War Memorial, a motion to recommend approval of artistic concept 

and general objectives of the proposed sculptural installation on Opera 

House, north and south greens was moved and carried. It is further recommended 

that such approval be expressed in a written letter from the A/C to the 

SFMMA. 



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(sculpture installations cont'd.) 

C. Union Square - Proposed for installation July 1 - Dec. 30, 1982. 

1. MAHATMA, FOR GANDHI 
by: Mark di Suvero. 
20 x 30 x 10" 
steel 
10 tons 

The installation of this work is in conjunction with SFMMA's exhibition 
titled 20 AMERICAN ARTISTS: SCULPTURE 1982, installation costs will be 
borne by a consortium of local merchants. The work includes a moveable 
section which the Committee suggested be oriented parallel to Stockton 
Street with the axis in the direction of Maiden Lane. 

A motion to recommend approval for the temporary installation of Mahatma , 
for Gandhi , as described above was moved and carried. 

2. Guidelines for Art Work Review by the Visual Arts Committee 

A motion to recommend approval, as policy, the use of guidelines to 
include the following addition ( copy of guidelines attached); that 
prior to installation of any artwork, any and all agencies which might 
be affected by such installation be notified and that the applicant co- 
ordinate such installation details as may be necessary with the appropriate 
agency, was moved and carried. 

Capricorn Asunder - A budget, detailing general operating expenses and income, 
was presented to the Committee for their information. A copy of this 
document is attached. In addition a diagram of the proposed organizational 
structure for the gallery was also presented. Under this structure three 
seperate and distinct 'groups' will be formed. Primary responsibility 
for general policy will be invested in a panel composed of members of 
the State Local Partnership Program and the Program Administrator. The 
Program Administrator will serve as a liason between the two additional 
committees: 1) the 'Expert' or Curatorial Committee which will carry out 
policy objectives in so far as exhibitions are concerned; and 2) a 
Corporate or Business Committee which will provide business expertise 
and assist in the financial development of the gallery. 

The Policy Panel must report its recommendations to the Visual Arts Committee, 
which will then carry such recommendations to the full Commission if it 
so chooses. 

Art Enrichment 

A. Staff proposal for the creation of Joint Committees for each of the 
art enrichment projects, irregardless of project size was vetoed by the 
Committee. The proposal was directed at decreasing demands made on the 
Visual Arts Committee and to provide a formal process through which staff 
might initiate project planning. Committee members felt that selection 
of Joint Committees should remain an option but deemed it unnecessary 
for both Mi 11 brae and West Side Pump Station projects. 



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(art enrichment cont'd) 
B. Project Updates: 

1. Mission Recreation Center : Initial planning calendared for 
June 1982 V.A.C. meeting. 

2. North Shore Pump Station :- Art work installation is scheduled 
for June 1982. 

3. Perfo rming Arts Center Parking Garage : Initial planning to 
be calendared for June or July 1982 meeting. 

4. West Side Pump Station : Preliminary design presentation 
scheduled for June 1982. 

5. Mi 11 brae : Contracts delayed due to contract revisions 
and changes to be complete by June 7, 1982. 

5. Technical Assistance Consultant : San Francisco Foundation, Technical Assistance 

Coordinator, Melinda Marble, has recommended approval for Commission grant. 
We are now waiting formal, approval of the Foundation, at such a time a 
memorandum will be sent to all Commissioners regarding possible participation 
in the study to be conducted by Peter Dybwad. 

6. Mural Resources 

A. Contract Extension - Cynthia Grace 

A motion to recommend approval of a contract extension for Cynthia Grace 
through August 1, 1982 for a mural at 3166 16th Street was moved and carried. 
The contract was due to expire June 1, 1982. 

B. Mural Presentations - The Committee suggested that mural presentations be 
reshaped and that the time alloted for such presentations be reduced. The 
Committee further requested that Mural Resources Director, Kathie Cinnater 
review individual presentations prior to viewing by the Committee. 

7. International Sculpture Conference - Commissioner Mayer requested that 

Art Commission Director, Joan Ellison, issue a press release describing 
the Commissions participation in coordination with the Neighborhood Arts 
Program in the Conference. 

8. Civic Center Library Sculpture Installation - A direct invitation from the 

Library Commission has been issued to Commissioner Mayer to participate 
in the Library's outdoor sculpture installations which are scheduled 
for July 1 - Dec. 30, 1982. These installations are planned to coincide 
with the August International Sculpture Conference which is being hosted 
by Oakland this year. The SFMMA's installations are discussed in item 1. A. 
of these same minutes. Proposed for installation is: 

1. DIPTYCH #6 

by: Richard Mayer 
148 x 74 x 1" 
steel 

A motion was moved and carried to excuse Commissioner from discussion. 



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8. (civic center library sculpture installation cont'd) 

J| A motion to recommend approval of the placement of "Diptych #6" on 

the center front entranceway to the Library was moved and carried with 
the following provision which is intended to generate good will between 
the SFMMA and the Commission and to provide the artist with alternative 
installation sites which are felt might offer a greater visual spread 
of art works to be installed at the Library: 

Approval of the placement of "Diptych #6" is predicated on the procurement 
by the artist of a written statement of approval from the SFMMA. If 
this approval is not forthcoming or should the artist so choose at his 
own option; two potential installation sites are named as follows: 

1. Southern entrance of the Library, entranceway. 

2. Southern green of Library, directly in line with entrance 
named above. 

9. V.A.C. Meeting Schedule for June - The regularly scheduled June 16, 1982 

meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled for June 9, 1982. at 4:00pm 
in the Commissioners Room of the Civic Center Library. 

10. Art Festival - A brief summary of Art Festival activities will be 

forthcoming under seperate cover. 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 6:30pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 



sAsyrt 



L.A. Freeman 

Visual Arts Programs Coordinator 



June 4, 1982 



Special Meeting of Visual Arts Committee 

•lune 7, 1982 

Monday, 1:30pm 

Commissioners Room, Civic Center Library 



AGENDA 



1. Kim Hallihan - Request for design approval of Excelsior Park Mural 



2. Staff - Request for approval of revised art work submission guidelines 

3, Committee recommendations regarding policy for acceptance of gifts 
of art work to the City, and subsequent approval of Art Commission. 



June 4, 1982 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting 

June 9, 1982 

Wednesday, 4:00pm 

Commissioners Room, Civic Center Library 

AGENDA 

1. Ruby Keifer - Request for approval as follows: 

A. Harvey Milk bust, for installation in Civic Center Library 

B. George Moscone bust, for installation in City Hall 

2. Mural Resources 

A. Henry Sultan - Request for design approval of Ortega Branch Library 
mural continuation 

B. Ray Patlan - Request for design approval of Folsom Park Mural 

3. Art Enrichment 

A. Mary Fuller - Request for design approval of proposed sculpture 
installation at West Side Pump Station. 

B. Art Enrichment Guidelines - Staff submittal 

4. Committee Recommendations for "Roundtable II" 

A. Staff presentation 

5. Slide Registry 

A. Prospectus - staff recommendations 

6. Art Festival 

7. New Business 



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Librar ion of the mural project and design by . 

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San Francisco Public Library 



Sketches of the Bernal Heights Brnach mural were presented re the 
Visual Ark Committee by Arch William. 

The Mural was designed by Arch Williams advised and aid^d 3y the 
Bernal Heights workers and residents. 

The Mural is planned for the south wall (with parts of east and west wall 

of the Bernal Heights Library for the summer of 1980. 

On a motion by Commissione r Peter Rodriquez 

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Director 



San Francisco Art Commission 
Visual Arts Committee 



Date June 26, i98o 



Art i s t Claire Josephson 
Project Holly Court Mural 



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Seconded by Commissioner Richard Mayer 



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which enables the artist to receive her final payment. 



i hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the s. f. 
Visual Arts Committee at its meeting of , 



DIRECTOR 



San Francisco Art Commission 
Visual Arts Committee 



D ATE April 29, 1980 



ARTIST Th e Embroiderers Guilds of Amer ica Inc. 
PROJECT Bicentennial Wall Hanging 



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On a motion by Commissioner Mayer 



SECONDED BY Commissioner Dmitri Vendensky 

THE COMMITTEE APPROVED THE Bicentennial Tapestry - Donatfip 
to the San Francisco International Airport, to be installed in 
an appropriate space • 



I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE FOREGOING RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE S. F. 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE AT ITS MEETING OF April 29 . 1980 

DIRECTOR 



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Visual Arts Committee 



Date June 26, i960 



Art i st Arch Williams 



Project Bernal Heights Brnach mural 
San Francisco Public Library 



Sketches of the Bernal Heights Brnach mural were presented tc the 
Visual Arir Committee by Arch William. 

The Mural was designed by Arch Williams advised and aidcd 3Y the 
Bernal Heights workers and residents. 

The Mural is planned for the south wall (with parts of east and west wall 

of the Bernal Heights Library for the summer of i960. 

On a motion by Commissione r Peter Rodriguez 

Seconded by Commissioner Richard Mayer 

The Committee approved the Bernal Heights Branch Mural 



I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the s. f. 
Visual Arts Committee at its meeting of _ — ■ 



Director 



San Francisco Art Commission 
Visual Arts Committee 



Date June 26, i960 



Art i st Arch Williams 



Project Bernal Heights Brnach mural 
San Francisco Public Library 



Sketches of the Bernal Heights Brnach mural were presented tc the 
Visual Am Committee by Arch William. 

The Mural was designed by Arch Williams advised and aidzd 3Y the 
Bernal Heights workers ant> residents. 

The Mural is planned for the south wall (with parts of east and west wall 

of the Bernal Heights Library for the summer of i980. 

On a motion by Hommtsstone r Peter Rodriguez 

Seconded by Commissioner Richard Mayer 

The Committee approved the Bernal Heights Branch Mural 



I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the s. f. 
Visual Arts Committee at its meeting of . __ 1 



Director 



San Francisco Art Commission 
Visual Arts Committee 



Date June 26. i980 



Art i st Richard Mansfield 

Project S.F. Undiscovered Artist 

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print(s) / / drawing(s) / / photo(s) / / 

Others £T2 

Seeking support from the Art Commission to i nvestigate a 
space for an art show, to be scheduled september 8th through" the 20th, 
originally planned to be heid at the south of markft cultural center, 
due to fire regulation, the center had to be closed, until it meets the 
fire inspection code. 

After an extensive dicussion.dicussiing the possibility of recovering 
the origingal space or finding an alternative space,. both commissioner 
rodrizqez and commissioner mayer stated they would give support, 
no motion was made. 



I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE FOREGOING RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE S. F. 

Visual Arts Committee at its meeting 0,= June 26, i98o , 



DIRECTOR 



San Francisco art Commission 
Visual Arts Committee 



Date June 26, i980 



Art i st Arch will i ams 



Project Bernal Heights Brnach mural 
San Francisco Public Library 



Sketches of the Bernal Heights Brnach mural were presented tc the 
Visual Awjr Committee by Arch William. 

The Mural was designed by Arch Williams advised and aidcd 3y the 
Bernal Heights workers and of- S idhnts. 

The Mural is planned for the south wall (with parts of east and west wall 

of the Bernal Heights Library for the summer of i980. 

On a motion by Commissione r Peter Rodriguez 

Seconded by Commissioner Richard Mayer 

The Committee approved the Bernal Heights Branch Mural 



I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the s. f. 
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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING 

8 July 1982, 11:00 a.m. 
at Gensler & Associates, 
22 4th Street. 



AGENDA 



I. 
II. 


ROLL CALL 
CHAIRMAN'S REPORT 


III. 


APPROVAL OF MINUTES 


IV. 


ITEMS 



A. Central Terminal Art Enrichment 

1. Review Maguettes 

(a) Paraadoro 

(b) Kansawa 

2. Status of Contractual Agreements 

B. North Terminal Art Enrichment 

1. Status of Manuel Neri Marble Sculpture 

2. Status of Beauchein Tapestry 

3. Status of "Felt Test" for Hub Lounge Windows 

4. Recommendations for relocation and installation of 
paintings at Pier I 

C. Status on installation of Robert Hudson painting 

D. Consideration of sculpture for North Terminal Connector 

E. Status of Fred Eversly Sculpture 

F. Pier E Boarding Area possibilities to be considered 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
SPECIAL MO NTHLY M EETING 
12 July 1982 at 2:30 p.m. 
in the Commission Room 
of the Public Library - 
Civic Center Plaza 



AGENDA 



1. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART 



A. Request approval for July 15, 1982 installation of "Balanced 
Unbalanced: Wheels" by Fletcher Benton on grounds of Union 
Square. 

B. Request approval for July 15, 1982 installation of "Mahatma, for 
Gandhi" by Mark di Suvero on the City Hall lawn area bordered by 
Van Ness and McAllister Streets. (This work was previously approved 
for installation at Union Square) 



2. WAYNE ZEBZDA 

A. Request anoroval for August 1 - 14, 1982 installation of sculptural 

work by Wayne Zebzda in conjunction with International Sculpture 

Conference. The site selected is in the vicinity of Washington 
Square Park. 

3. NARCISSUS QUAGLIATA - Request approval for stained glass installation 

North Shore Pump Stataion & request for final payment $1,665. Total commission 
$6,665. Project location between North Point & Bay on Kearny 

4. GIFT - Request approval of donation of gift from the government of Korea. Work 

is a bronze sculpture to be placed at Justin Herman Plaza between Washington & Clay, 
(has been approved by Park & Rec.) 

For additional information and confirmation of attendance, please contact Lyn 
Freeman at 558-3463. 



MINUTES 
July 12, 1982 



The Visual Arts Committee of the San Francisco Art Commission met in a special 
session held July 12, 1982, in the Commissioners Room of the Civic Center Library. 
The meeting was called to order by Committee Chairman, Robert LaRocca at 2:40pm. 

ROLL CALL Commissioners Present STAFF PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Robert LaRocca, Chair Lyn Freeman Walter Jebe 
Richard Mayer Peter Rodriguez 

1. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMMA) 

A. I nstallation of MAHATMA, FOR GANDHI. A motion to recommend approve i 
of "Mahatma, for Gandhi " by Mark di Suvero for installation 21 July- 
30 September 1982 on the City Hall lawn area bordered by Van Ness 
and McAllister Streets was moved and carried. The work measures 

25' high and 30' across at the maximum width. 

Commissioners LaRocca and Mayer, commenting on the .'agressive nature' 
of the work and its stylistic contrast with the Beaux Arts City 
Hall architectural design, noted what they saw as a potential for 
public controversy in the placement of the sculpture at that particular 
site. However, there being no suitable alternative work, the 
Committee agreed to the installation. 

The SFMMA will assume responsibility for all expenses related to 
the installation and deinstallation, including insurance coverage and 
the return of the site to its original condition following the conclusion 
of the exhibition period. 

B. Installation of BALANCED/UNBALANCED: WHEELS . A motion to recommend 
approval of "Balanced/Unbalanced: Wheels" by Fletcher Benton for 
temporary installation 21 July - 30 September 1982 on the Union 
Square Plaza was moved and carried. 

As with the di Suvero work, the Museum will assume responsibility 
for all related expenses, including insurance, installation and 
deinstallation. 

Both the di Suvero and the Benton works are owned by the artists 

and are not the property of the Museum. Photo copies of works attached. 

2. Wayne Zebzda - Request for Approval of Temporary Installation. A motion to 

recommend approval of a temporary sculptural installation constructed of a 3' redwood 
slat fence installed on the periphery of a triangular traffic island bordered 
by Filbert, Powell & Columbus in the North Beach area and containing within the 
fenced area a 6' board silhouette of a park ranger, was moved and carried. The 
work will also contain a stone pedestal and plaque as can be seen on the attached 
photo copy. 

The work is to be installed August 1 - 14 in conjunction with the International 



2. (Zebzda cont'd) 



Sculpture Conference. The artist will assume responsibility for all liability and 
the return of the site to its original condition following dismantlement. 

3. Narcissus Q ua gliata - North Shore Pump Station Installation. A motion to recommend 
approval of the recently installed stained glass work by Narcissus Quagliata at 

the North Shore Pump Station was moved and carried. Approval will enable the artist 
to claim final payment for this project in the amount of $1,665. The total 
project cost for this 12 panel window which measures 22' x 8' was $6,665. 

4. Korea n Government Gift. An abstract sculpture donated by the government of 
Korea is proposed for placement at Justin Herman Plaza between Washington 
and Clay Streets. The Committee requested an opportunity to review this work 
at the regular July 21, 1982 Visual Arts meeting, at which time the exact 
location which is proposed as the installation site may then be known. 



There being no further business the meeting was adjourned, 3:05pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 

L.A. Freeman 

Visual Arts Programs Coordinatro 











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MINUTES 



July 21, 1982 



The Visual Arts Committee of the San Francisco Art Commission held its regular monthly 
meeting July 21, 1982 in the Commissioners Room of the Civic Center Library. The 
meeting was called to order by Committee Chair, Robert LaRocca at 4:25pm. 

ROLL CALL Commissioners Present Commissioners Absent 

Robert LaRocca, Chair Walter Jebc 

Richard Mayer 



Peter Rodriguez 



ART ENRICHMENT 



PERFORMING ARTS PARKING FACILITY : Margaret Brady, Director, Parking Authority re- 
presenting the~Tacility. 

Capital appropriations for the Parking Facility (Garage) total approximately 4.5 
million, however, an allocation for Art Enrichment, per Ordinance 30-69, was not 
included in the project budget and at the present time there are no contingency 
funds available with which to begin an art program. Ms. Brady expressed a desire 
to comply with the Ordinance and proposed that she approach the Board of Supervisors 
for additional project funding in order to do so. 

So that initial Art Enrichment Program planning can be facilitated, it was mutually 
agreed to meet in a special session, 29 July 1982, at 4:00pm in the Mexican Museum 
at Fort Mason. 

ART ENRICHMENT GUIDELINES Staff requested that Comiiii ssi oners , wishing to comment on 
the June Guideline redraft, submit commentary at the earliest possible date. 

IM OGEN CUNNI NGH AM 1983 CENTENNIAL COMMEMO RATIVE STAMP ; Peg Frankel of Friends of 
"Imogen Cunningham representing the project. 

Imogen Cunningham, noted Bay Area photographer, internationally recognized for 
her contributions to the development of photography as an art form, died in 1976 
at the age of 93. Her career spanned 75 years. Friends of Imogen Cunningham is 
now proposing that the Postmaster General of the United States issue a commemorative 
stamp in 1983 to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of the esteemed San 
Francisco photographer. The group is suggesting that the stamp be either a portrait 
of Imogen Cunninghas based on a photograph or one of her own photographs of plant 
forms . 

Thus far the project has received the endorsement of the Board of Supervisors, who, 
in the form of an official resolution dated July 12, 1982 lent their support to the 
project. 

RECOMMENDATION: Support of Centennial Commemorative Stamp Project 

A motion to recommend Art Commission support of efforts to secure 



COMMEMORATIVE STAMP (cont'd) 



issuance of a centennial commemorative stamp honoring the 
achievements of Bay Area photographer, Imogen Cunningham, 
was moved and carried. 

MURAL RESOURCES 

PROJECT APPROVAL: CHILDREN'S MURAL AT JOHN MUIR SCHOOL, 380 WEBSTER, UNDER DIRECTION 
OF ELIZABETH GREEN . 

Project Description (P.D.): A children's mural to be designed with aid of school 
children. Mural will be located in playground area, visible only within vicinity 
of playground. Themes under consideration include; Animal, Figurative, Neighborhood, 
or a combination thereof. 

RECOMMENDATION: Project Approval 

A motion to recommend project approval of the John Muir School, 
Children's Mural, to be executed under the direction of Elizabeth 
Green, was moved and carried. 

DESIGN APPROVAL: BERNAL HEIGHTS LIBRARY MURAL BY CARLOS ALACALA 

P.D. : Design will treat themes of music and movement of the universe and will 

be executed on the Library facade. Commissioners, although in general approval 

of the design, took exception to two spherical design elements and requested that the 

artist rework these areas and return to the Committee 29 July 1982 at 4:00pm for 

review. 



RECOMMENDATION: Partial Design Approval 

A motion to recommend partial design approval for Carlos Alacala's Bernal 
Heights Library mural was moved and carried. Full approval is subject 
to further review of the reworked design. 

RESTORATION APPROVAL: 24TH STREET, BART STATION MURAL BY MIKE RIPS 

P.D.: Restoration of the Bart Station mural will include cleaning and retouching 
by the artist of this eight year old mural. 

RECOMMENDATION: Restoration Approval 

A motion to recommend approval of the restoration of the 24th Street mural 
by Mike Rios was moved and carried. 

DESIGN APPROVAL: 24TH STREET & SOUTH VAN NESS MURAL BY DANIEL GALVEZ 

P.D.: The artist presented a partially completed black & white design for the 

mural which will focus on the annual, Mission District, Carnival event and will 

also incorporate architectural elements of the building on which it will be executed. 



DESIGN APPROVAL: GALVEZ (continued) 

Commissioners approved of the overall concept, however, the artist was requested to 
return to Committee for review of the completed schematics. 

RECOMMENDATION: Concept Approval 

A motion to recommend a concept approval for the 24th and South Van 
Ness mural by Daniel Galvez was moved and carried. 

FINAL APPROVAL: S OUTH OF MARKE T CUL TURAL CENTER (SOMAR) G AR DEN MURAL BY FRAN VALESCO 

P.D.: The artist is requesting approval of the recently completed mural located 
in the garden complex at the Cultural Center. 

RECOMMENDATION: Final Approval 

A motion to recommend approval of the SOMAR garden mural by Fran 
Valesco was moved and carried. 

FIJML_APP_ROVALj MISSION CULTURAL CENTER MURAL BY CARLOS LOARCA, MANUEL VILLAMOR & 
BETSY MRLER-KUNST 

P.D.: The artists are requesting approval of the recently completed mural located 
on the facade of the Mission Cultural Center, 2869 Mission Street. 

RECOMMENDATION: Final Approval 

A motion to recommend approval of the Mission Cultural Center 
mural by Carlos Loarca, Manuel Vi 11 amor & Betsy Miller-Kunst 
was moved and carried. 

DESIGN APPROVAL: FOLSOM PARK, YOUTH MURAL UNDER GUIDANCE OF RAY PATLAN 

P.D.: The Folsom Park mural had previously received the approval of the Commission, 
however, -he youth involved in the project chose to redesign the mural and to 
extend it to the left. Although approval of the general design concept was shared 
by the Commissioners, exception was taken to the anatomical rendering of the 
central figures, inconsistent light modeling technique, and irregular scale 
transitions from left to right. In addition, Commissioner Rodriguez suggested 
incorporation of leaves on the two roses pictured in the mural's central focal 
point in order to balance the color and alleviate the seemingly 'dead' quality 
of the roses. 

RECOMMENDATION: Concept Approval 

A motion to recommend approval of the design concept of the Folsom 
Park Mural design was moved and carried. Final design approval is 
subject to the return of the group to the 29 July 1982 tor 
review of the reworked design. 



MURAL RESOURCES (continued) 

FULL DESIGN APPROVAL: WOMEN'S BUILDING MURAL; PATRICIA RODRIGUEZ 

P.D.: The artist received approval of the Committee, May 19, 1982 for 
four of a five panel mural to be located on the facade of the Women's Building. 
Each of the panels is to be located on a separate pilaster of the second story 
facade. Each panel represents women selected for their outstanding achievements. 
The f i th panel, under consideration for approval is that of Marva Collins. The 
Figure is pictured seated against a background. All five panels are linked by 
a background design. 

RECOMMENDATION: Full Design Approval 

A motion to approve the fifth and final mural of Patricia 
Rodriguez's Women's Building mural was moved and carried. 

KOREAN SCULPTURE GIFT 

A free-standing bronze sculpture, supported by a pedestal is proposed for installation 
in Maritime Plaza near the freeway 'Y' bounded by Clay and Washington Streets and 
Battery and Beale Streets. Exact siting specifications are not available at the 
present time. 

RECOMMENDATION: Approval of Bronze Sculpture for Installation on Maritime Plaza 

A motion to recommend approval of the Maritime Plaza installation 
of the bronze sculpture (gift from the Korean government) was 
moved and carried. The specific installation site is subject to 
approval of the Commission at such a time as information is avail- 
able. 



There being no further buisness the meeting was adjourned at 6:00pm. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L.A. Freeman 

Visual Arts Programs Coordinator 



MINUTES 
July 29, 1982 



The Visual Arts Committee of the San Francisco Art Commission met in a 
special session held July 29, 1982, in the Mexican Museum, Building D., 
Fort Mason. The meeting was called to order by acting Committee Chair, 
Peter Rodriguez at 4:20pm. 

ROLI CALL Co i iv, ioners Present Coiiniiissionor. Aiconi 

Peter Rodriguez, Acting Chair 
Richard Mayer 
Walter Jebe 
Robert LaRocca 



MURAL RESOURCES 

ONE HOLLA ND COURT MUPAL DESIGN: JOHN 0. WEHRLE 

Titled, "Ruins of Babel" the mural will depict classical architectural 
elements in orbit around the planet Jupiter; suggesting the success of 
a tower built to the heavens at one time. The work will be executed on a two 
story concrete wall at One Holland Court, a primarily commercial area with 
some senior housing. 

RECOMMENDATION: DESIGN APPROVAL 

A motion to recommend design approval of the One Holland Court 
mural to be executed by John Wehrle was moved and carried. 

BERNAL HEIGHTS LIBRARY MURAL DESIGN: CARLOS ALACALA 

Alacala's design was originally reviewed at the July 21, 1982 Visual Arts 
Committee meeting, at which time the artist was requested to redesign por- 
tions of the mural. In compliance with the Committee request, the artist 
presented a reworked design which met with approval. The mural is scheduled 
for execution on the library facade. 

RECOMMENDATION: DESIGN APPROVAL 

A motion to recommend full design approval of the Bernal Heights 
Library mural by Carlos Alacala, was moved and carried. 

ART ENRICHMENT 



PERFORMING ARTS PARKING FACILITY: MARGARET BRADY; DIRECTOR, PARKING AUTHORITY 

The first in a series of meetings planned to discuss the scope of the Parking 
Faci lity(Garage) Art Enrichment Program. A consensus, among those present was 
reached, to concentrate efforts of the Program toward acquisition of a large- 
scale, outdoor, sculpture to be located in the vicinity of the Garage's main 



PARKING FACILITY (cont'd) 

entrance. In recognition of the funding required for large sculptural works, 
it was determined to recommend the maximum Art Enrichment allocation of 
2% of the total capital appropriation for the Garage .approximately $90,000 
(including the 52 administrative budget). 

As described in the 21 July 1982 Committee minutes, there currently exists 
no contingency budget for Art Enrichment in the Garage appropriations, there- 
fore Director Brady must request additional project funding and receive approval for, 
prior to the initiation of an Art Enrichment Program. 

RECOMMENDATION: 2% ALLOCATION LEVEL 

A motion to recommend an Art Enrichment Program allocation 

for the Parking Garage of 2% of the total capital appropriation 

for that facility was moved and carried. 

Commissioner Mayer outlined the Various methods by which art work acquisition 
may proceed, for the edification of Director Brady. 

1 ' rABLE: STAFF PREPARATION 

Staff was requested to review information in the following areas and to 
prepare written reports to include any recommendations they might have: 

- Status of Art Enrichment and Art Festival collections 

- Fiscal management of the Art Enrichment Program 

- S/LP involvement in A/C planning processes 

- Objectives for the municipal gallery (short & long term) 



There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 6:00pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 

L.A. Freeman 

Visual Arts Programs Coordinator 




Ciiy anc : County of San Francisco Ari Com. mission 

V i '' i; A I. A K V '. COW H i '. 

ACTION RECOMMENDATION FORM 

i he Visual Arts Committee of the San Francisco ... - 
r.«eting cm July 29, 1982 reviewed the folic 

mission and recommends action to the Commission as ii 

jfcd to ^ucli conditions dS may be noted. 

PROJECT SUBMISSION: Design Approval 



IOIEW PHASE: F inal AGENDA ITEM: 

PRESENTED BY: Carlos Alacala 



APPL I CANT/ AGENCY : Carlos Al acal a, Mural R esources, O .C.D. 
DESCRIPTION OP PROJECT: 

Mural design of the Bernal Heights Library facade. Carlos Alcala 
directing execution of mural by youth from the community. 



RECOMMENDATION: A pproval SUBJECT TO: 



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LUTION NO. : Therefore, be it resolved that the An Commission 

of the City & County of Sun Francisco does hereby Lhe project 

submission indicated herein. 

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Visual Arts Committee ol" the San Francisco ... , . on, 
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ECT SUBMISSION: DESIGN AP PROVAL 

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APPL I CANT/AGENCY : JOHN 0. WEHRL E , MURAL RESOURCES 0_._C ,D .PROJECT FUNDED 

,,'i ION OF PKOJECT: 

Mural titled, "Ruins of Babel", depicts classical architectural 
elements in orbit around the planet Jupiter, suggesting that a 
tower to the heavens was successfully completed at one time in 
the past. 



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RESOLUTION NO. : Therefore, be it resolved that the Art 



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August 12, 1982 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting 
Wednesday, August 18, 1982 
4:00pm Commissioners Room, 
Civic Center Library 
San Francisco, CA 



AGENDA 

1. Art Enrichment 

A. Performing Arts Garage - Discussion of policy statement 

B. Art Enrichment Guidelines (last chance to comment) 

C. Mission Recreation Center 

2. Request to Assemble Art Auction - Recommendation for response 

3. Holocaust Monument Proposal - Recommendation for response 

4. Location of Korean Sculpture - Discussion & recommendations 

5. Collection Management Policy - Request for approval 

6. Public Art Media Fund - Discussion 

7. Gift Policy Review 

8. Staff Reports - Visual Arts Programs 

9. Mural Resources (specific projects unavailable at this time) 

10. New Business 



MINUTES 



August 31, 1982 



The Visual Arts Committee of the San Francisco Art Commission met August 18, 
1982, in the Commissioners Room of the Civic Center Library. The meeting 
was called to order by Committee Chair, Robert LaRocca at 4:10pm. 

ROLL CALL Commissioners Present Commis sioners Absent 

Robert LaRocca, Chair Richard Mayer 

Walter Jebe 
Peter Rodriguez 

ART ENRICHMENT 



MISSION RECREATION CENTER: ART ENRICHMENT PLANNING (presented by project 
architect, Martin Del Campo) 

The Recreation Center is located in the city-block area bounded by Harrison, 
Treat, and 20 & 21 Streets. The Center is divided into seperate recreation 
and cultural components which are connected by an outdoor courtyard. A 
preference for consideration of the courtyard area as an Art Enrichment 
site has been indicated by both project architect and Committee Chair LaRocca. 
Preliminary discussion regarding the type of work to be considered for 
acquisition ha; focused on either a freestanding sculpture or a mobile. 

The Art Enrichment allocation as proposed by Committee Chair LaRocca stands 
at the maximum (2%), however, an insecure funding picture prohibits a final 
recommendation on this matter at this time. The original project budget 
was set at 2.7 million, to date only 2.5 million of the required sum has 
been raised. At the 2.5 level, only the recreation component and a portion 
of the courtyard are projected for completion. 

Sensitive to the project needs, Committee Chair, LaRocca suggested that 
a more definite allocation recommendation for an Art Enrichment Program 
should pend clarification of the project budget by the architect and 
additional investigation into the availability of project contingency 
funds. 



Due to the limited attendance of the Visual Arts Committee meeting, remaining 
agenda items were delayed until another meeting could be scheduled. 



Meeting adjourned 4:45pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 
L.A. Freeman 



,,,, ; 



August 30, 1932 



MEMORANDUM 



TO: VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



FROM: LYN FREEMAN 



RE: VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



A Visual Arts Committee Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 
8, 1982 at 4:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Commissioners Room of 
the Civic Center Library. 



I would like to ask all of you to call me at least one day in advance if 
you cannot make the meeting so that I can reschedule if necessary. 



M INUTES 
September 10, 1982 



The Visual Arts Committee of the San Francisco Art Commission met 
September 8, 1982, in Room # 302 of the Public Health Building. The 
meeting was called to order by Committee Chair, Robert LaRocca at 
4:00pm. 



ROLL CALL Commissioners Present Commissioners Absent 

Robert LaRocca, Chair Walter Jebe 

Richard Mayer 
Peter Rodriguez 



CONTRACTS FOR ART ENRICHMENT PROJECTS 



The following changes in Art Enrichment contracts have been recommended 
by the Visual Arts Committee: 



1. Defects in Material or Workmanship and Inherent Vice 

As currently reads; 

The Artist warrants that the sculpture will be free of defects 
in workmanship or materials, including inherent vice, and that 
the Artist will, at the Artist's own expense, remedy any defects 
due to faulty workmanship or materials, or to inherent vice, 
which appear within a period of three years after the date 
the sculpture is finally accepted by the City. If the sculpture 
should deteriorate because of an inherent vice between three 
and fifteen years from the date it is finally accepted by the 
City, the Artist will repair or replace the sculpture for the 
cost of materials and supplies. "Inherent vice" refers to 
a quality within the material or materials which comprise 
the sculpture which, either alone or in combination, result 
in the tendency of the work to destroy itself. 

As proposed; (changes underlined) 

The Artist warrants that the sculpture will be free of defects 

in workmanship or materials, including inherent vice, and 

+ hat thp Artist will, at the Artist's own expense, remedy any defects 

due to faulty workmanship or materials, or to inherent vice, 

which appear within a period of three years after the date 

the sculpture is finally accepted by the City. If the sculpture 

should deteriorate because of an inherent vice between 

and years from the date it is finally accepted by 

the City, the Artist will repair or replace the sculpture for the 
cost of materials and supplies. "Inherent vice" refers to 
a quality within the material or materials which comprise 
the sculpture which, either alone or in combination, result 
in the tendency of the work to destroy itself. 

Comments: It was felt that by leaving the number of years to be covered 
under the Artist's Warranty for workmanship and inherent vice, a 
degree of flexibility could be obtained and individual contracts 
might be tailored to specific needs depending on materials of the 
art work and specific display conditions. 

2. Resale Royalties Act 

Not currently included in contracts except by virtue of California 
Civil Code, Section 986. The Committee recommends inclusion as follows: 

A copy of the California Resale Royalties Act, Section 986 
of the California Civil Code, which generally provides that 
an artist shall receive 5 percent of the amount received for 

any sale of his or her fine art, appears as Exhibit 

hereto and is incorporated herein by this reference. 



Sales 



The Committee 

has recommended inclusion of the recently adopted 

legislation describing methods for sales of art works to be attached 

as an Exhibit and to incorporate language within the contract which 

states that all sales shall proceed according to the terms described 

in the legislation. 



California Art Preservation Act. 



As currently reads; 

A copy of the California Art Preservation Act, Section 987 
of the California Civil Code, which generally prohibits the 
physical defacement, mutilation, alteration or destruction 
of a work of fine art by anyone other than the Artist, appears 
as Exhibit E for reference by the parties. 

As proposed; (changes underlined) 

A copy of the California Art Preservation Act, Section 987 
of the California Civil Code, which generally prohibits the 
physical defacement, mutilation, alteration or destruction 
of a work of fine art by anyone other than the Artist, appears 
as Exhibit E and is incorporated herein by this reference. 



5. Display. 

The Committee has recommended . ' 

that the artist be sent notice regarding loan of the work to other 
persons or institutions with authority to display it publicly. The 
Artist is responsible for keeping the Commission informed of his or 
her current address, and the City shall mail notice of any exhibition 
loan to the Artist at his or her last known address. 



6. Reproductions 

As specifically pertains to Carmen Lomas Garza's Mi librae Facility 
contract: 



As currently reads; 



...For the purposes of this agreement, the following are deemed to 
be reproductions for noncommercial purposes: reproduction in 
exhibition catalogues, books, slides, photographs, postcards, 
posters, and calendars; in art magazines, art books and art and 



6. Reproductions (cont'd) 



news sections of newspapers; in general books and magazines 
not primarily devoted to art but of an educational historical 
or critical nature; slides and film strips not intended for a 
mass audience; and television from stations operated for 
educational purposes or on programs for educational purposes 
from all stations. 

As proposed: 

... For the purposes of this agreement, the following are deemed 
to be reproductions for noncommercial pruposes; reproduction 
in exhibition catalogues, books, slides, photographs, postcards, 
pestei°s-;-aHd-ea4eFdars; in art magazines, art books and art and 
news sections of newspapers; in general books and magazines 
not primarily devoted to art but of an educational, historical 
or critical nature; slides and film strips not intended for 
a mass audience; and television from stations operated for 
educational purposes or on programs for educational proposes 
from all stations. 



7. Defects in Material or Workmanship and Inherent Vice (s ee paragraph 1) 

As specifically pertains to Carmen Lomas Garza's and Joe Slusky's 
contracts for the Mi 11 brae Facility: 

As proposed: 

... If the work should deteriorate because of an inherent vice 
between 3_and 1_ years from the date it is finally accepted 
by the City, the Artist will repair or replace the work for 
the cost of materials and supplies. 



There being no further business the meeting was adjourned 5pm. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L.A. Freeman 

Visual Arts Programs Coordinator 



j^nTu T E 




\7^: 



The Visual Arts Committee of the San Francisco Art Commission met September 15,1982 . 
in the Commissioners Room, of the Civic Center Library. The meeting 
was called to order by Committee Chair, Robert LaRocca at 4:00pm. 

ROLL CALL Commissioners Present Commissioners Absent 

Robert LaRocca, Chair Peter Rodriguez 

Richard Mayer 
Walter Jebe 



MUNICIPAL GALLERY 

Margy Boyd, Acting Gallery Committee Chair presented Committee members with 
a brief progress report on Gallery activities and described the individual 
and group informational interviews currently being conducted in order to 
ascertain how the gallery can best serve the community. A brief discussion 
of potential fund-raising activities followed. 

A recommendation that the Gallery Committee, when formally constituted, report 
to the Visual Arts Committee on a regular basis was made. 

FORMAL APPOINTMENT OF GALLERY COMMITTEE CHAIR . A motion to recommend that 
Marqy Boyd be officially instated as Gallery Committee Chair, was moved and 
carried. 

SITING OF WHEELS AND SUSPENDED DOUBLE PYRAMID BY BRUCE NAUMAN . Currently located 
in front of the Opera House, on the property of the War Memorial Board, this 
cor-ten steel sculpture was recency installed on a temporary basis in conjunction 
with a S.F. Museum of Modern Art exhibition. A request by the Museum to the Board 
to permit permanent installation of the work at the site was refused. 

A motion to urge support for the continued installation of Wheels and Suspended 
Double Pyramid at the Opera House site was moved and carried. The Committee 
proposed that a letter from the Art Commission be addressed to the War Memorial Board 
conveying support for this outstanding work. 

However, should the Board adhere to its original decision to refuse continued 
installation of the work on its grounds, two sites, both at 100 Larkin Street in the 
Civic Center area have been proposed by the museum as alternative sites. 

A motion to recommend approval of installation site 1 (as indicated, Exhibit A)* for 
the Nauman work was moved and carried, pending agreement of 100 Larkin administration. 

The work is a permanent Museum acquisition, and as such all installation and other 
related expenses will be borne by the Museum. 



Exhibits mentioned are available in main office. 



CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY SCULPTURE INSTALLATIONS . In reference to the recently 
installed sculptures in front of the Civic Center Library, Commissioner 
Jebe reported that as President of the Library Commission he had received 
comments from the public questioning the appropriateness of the installations 
with respect to the Civic Center Area's designation in both local and national 
historic registers. Michael Bell of the Museum of Modern Art pointed out that 
this sort of controversy seems to arise only when talking about sculpture He 
elaborated on his statement further by expressing the notion that 'history is 
ongoing', and the Museum's intention is to introduce quality sculpture and not 
to obstruct the architectural integrity of the Civic Center Area. 

FLETCHER BENTON, UNION SQUARE SCULPTURE INSTALLATION. In response to a letter, 
attached as Exhibit B, regarding the Benton installation the Committee agreed 
that the work was poorly sited and conflicts with the other verticle elements 
of Union Square, however, the work was approved on a temporary basis for the 
International Sculpture Conference and would be soon coming down. 

Commissioner Mayer suggested that the work be considered for loan to the City 

from the artist and be sited in the #2 installation site proposed for the Nauman work 

on 100 Larkin Street. Relocation expenses for ;he work are approximately $1,500 

and would be borne by the artist as well as other related expenses such as 

insurance. 

A motion to recommend approval and support for the installation of the Benton 

work (photo attached as Exhibit C) at the 100 Larkin #2 site was moved and 

carried. In addition it was suggested that the Commission express its support 
for the installation in a letter to the appropriate city officials. 

P.S.P.S, TO ACT AS ADVISORY GROUP TO VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE. A request was 
made by staff to consult P.S.P.S. with regard to the proposed 3-Dimensional 
Art Enrichment acquisitions for the Performing Arts Garage and the Mission 
Recreation Center. 

A motion to recommend that P.S.P.S. act purely in an advisory capacity to the 
Visual Arts Committee with respect to recommendations for prospective artists 
or art work acquisition for the abovementioned Art Enrichment projects was moved 
and carried. 

NEWSTANDS VS. SCULPTURE INSTALLATION. Sculptor, Gerald Walburg, whose work is 
currently located in front of the Civic Center Library has complained of the 
newstands which line the sidewalk area directly in front of his work, and has 
requested that they be relocated. 

Staff note: The battle is continuing. The newstands were relocated in the evening 

and were, by morning, back in their original locations. A board to review the 

city-wide issue of newstand placement was constituted this week and a request 
has been made for review of this specific issue. 

MURAL RESOURCES 



SUSAN CERVANTES REQUEST FOR FINAL PAYMENT . A motion to recommend approval of 
final payment to Susan Cervantes for four portable murals was moved and carried. 
Locations for the murals are currently being negotiated. 



MURAL RESOURCES CONT'D 

JI M DONG, REQUEST FOR FINAL PAYMENT . A motion to recommend approval of 
final payment to Jim Dong for his Japan Town Murals located on Sutter Street 
between Buchanan and Webster Streets was moved and carried. 

NAN PARK AND JOE PERETTI , REQUEST FOR FINAL PAYMENT . A motion to recommend 
final payemnt to Park & Peretti for their mural at the Howard/Langton Mini Park 
was moved and carried. 

MURAL RESOURCES BOO K Commissioner LaRocca suggested that Mural Resources print 
and distribute a book of photographs of the various mural projects which have 
been completed under the program. 

MURAL RESOURCES STATUS REPORT Kathie Cinnater, Director of Mural Resources 
outlined what she believes to be impending budget cuts in the Mural Resources 
Program. The Office of Communit" Development, the Program' l major financial supporter 
is planning a complete withdrawal of funding for the upcoming fiscal year. Director 
Cinnater requested that the Commission reiterate their support of the Mural 
Resources Program to city officials. 

A motion, to recommend that the Commission issue a letter of support for the 
Mural Resources Program and direct it to the City was moved and carried. 



AD HOC ADVISORY GROUP . Staff requested that an Ad Hoc Advisory Group be 
formed to provide additional input into Visual Arts Program policies. The 
Group would be initially organized by Jim Melchert and would be composed of a 
small number of local artists and/or art professionals. A member of the 
Visual Arts Committee would sit on this Group; nominated to this position 
is Commissioner Richard Mayer. 

A motion to recommend the formation of an Ad Hoc Advisory Group was 

moved and carried, with the provision that the Group serve purely in an advisory 

capacity. 



There being no further business the meeting was adjourned, 6:00pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 

L.A. Freeman 

Visual Arts Programs Coordinator 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting 
Wednesday, October 20, 1982 
4:00 p.m. Commissioners Room 
Civic Center Library 
San Francisco, CA 



1) Slide Registry - Proposal & discussion 

Presentor: Ronna Ballister 

2) 100 Larkin Street Installation Sites : 

Progress Report 
Presentor: Staff 

3) Gallery - Recommendation for Committee 

Goal & Purpose Statement 
General Discussion 
Presentor: Staff 

4) Mural Resources : 

a. Elizabeth Green - Design Review 
Children's Mural, John Muir School 
(O.C.D. funded project). 

b. Johanna Poethig: Final Approval 
St. Patrick's Day-Care Center 
(O.C.D. funded project) 

c. Betsy Miller-Kuntz.;- Design Approval 
18th & Market (C.A.C. grant). 

5) Art Festival - General discussion 

Presenter: All 

6) Technical Assistance Grant Review 

7) New Business 

a. Health Hazards Seminar 



October 15, 198; 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES 
17 November 1982 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Commit^e was held on 
Wednesday, 17 November 1982, in the Municipal Gallery, 155 Grove Street. 
Chairman LaRocca called the meeting to order at 4'pm, ■ 



ROLL CALL Commissioners Present 

Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 



Commissioners Absent 

Walter Jebe 
Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business: 



DISCUSSION 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate): 



Subjects : 

1. Slide Registry 



2. Loan of Robert Arneson's study for 
his work "Portrait of Geroge" to the 
Triton Museum 



3. Lincoln Park Monument 



4. Art Festival 



Administrative Directives : 

Send project budget to Finance 
Committee for review 

Provide policy/issue breakdown 
contained within proposal for 
Commission review 

Explore administration of project by 
The Friends of the Art Commission. 

Obtain new insurance value for work, 
(work is now valued at $3,500, up from 
the original purchase price of $2,500) 

Request information on exhibition 

Send letter to Eiko Iwasaki stating 
Committee approval of aesthetics but 
not proposed location. Request to 
return to Committee at later date. 

Coordinator to explore organization of 
Art Festival. 



REPORTS AND Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and recommendations were 
ORDERS " made that the following orders be adopted by the Art Commission on its 
Consent Calendar: 

ORDERED: A pproval /Mural Design/Daniel Galvez/24th Street and South Van 
Ness. 



r 



REPORTS AND 

ORDERS 

TCONTD) 



Presentation by: Daniel Galvez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED: Approval /SI ide Registry Project Proposal 

(Budget to be reviewed separately by Finance Committee) 

Presentation by: Staff 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED: Approval/Loan of Robert Arneson's pastel, graphite & water 
color study, "Portrait of George" to the Triton Museum for 
the period extending from November 22, 1982 to January 15, 
1983. 

Presentation by: Staff 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED : Approval /Acceptance of gift of sculptures from Tamarack 
Foundation- for Portsmouth Square TOTLOT/Executed by Mary 
Fuller. 



ADJOURNMENT There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the 
meeting at 5:30 pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 

L.A. Freeman 

Visual Arts Programs Coordinator 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MINUTES 

6 December 19 82 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Monday, 6 December 1982, 
in the Commissioners Room at the Public Library, Main Branch, Civic Center Plaza. 
Chairman LaRocca called the meeting to order at 2:00pm. 

ROLL CALL Commissioners Present Commissioners Absent 



Robert LaRocca 
Walter Jebe 
Richard Mayer 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorm, the Committee proceeded to its formal business: 

DISCUSSION The following subjects were discussed and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate) : 

Subjects : Administrative Directives: 

1. Tax initiative Research initiative for optional 

arts contribution on property tax 
payments with City Controller and 
other City officials. 

2. Arts Festival Continue to investigate presentation 

of Arts Festival at Fort Mason 

Discuss Festival support base with 
Mayor's office. 

Investigate promotion of the event 

Remain aware of the possibility that 
the Fair & Exposition may contract to 
offer a private arts festival if the 
Commission pulls out. 

Consider renting booth at Fair & Expo 
to publicize A/C programs. 

Research insurance and security for 
Fort Mason . 

3. Slide Registry Incorporate changes as recommended by 

City Attorney in proposal. 

Send budget to Finance Committee for 
approval 



REPORTS AND Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and recommendations were 
ORDERS made that the following orders be adopted by the Art Commission. 

ORDERED: Approval/Jacques Overhoff /Western Art Stono/Totlot/Contract 
Modification 
/ 

Presentation by: Staff 

CONSENSUS: unanimous. 

ORDERED : Approval/Bruce Hasson/Verdi Monument/Repair S Restoration 

Presentation by: Staff 

CONSENSUS: unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval/Gift of restoration monies for Verdi Monument from 
Mr. Petrini through the Italo/American Museum. 

Presentation by: Staff 

CONSENSUS : unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval/ Investigation of Alternative Sites Tor the l'J03 
Arts Festival 

Presentation by: Helaine Fortgang 

CONSENSUS : unanimous 

ADJOURNMENT There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the meeting 
at 3:00pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 

L.A. Freeman 

Visual Arts Programs Coordinator 



AGENDA 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting 
December 15, 1982, 4:00 p.m. 
Commissioner's Room, Civic Center Library 
San Francisco, CA 



1) MURAL RESOURCES 

A) Elizabeth Green / Final Payment / John Muir School 

B) Carlos Alcala / Final Payment / Bernal Heights Library 

C) Juana Franklin / Design Approval / 24th & York 

2) ART ENRICHMENT Report / Randi Fisher 

A) Contract Modification / Carmen Garza 

3) ART FESTIVAL 

4) NEW BUSINESS 

12.8.82 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES 

15 December 1982 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 
15 December 1982, in the Commissioners Room at the Public Library, Main Branch, 
Civic Center Plaza. Chairman La Rocca chaired the meeting; the meeting was 
called to order at 4:06 p.m. 



ROLL CALL 



Commissioners Present 



Coiraiissioners Absent: 



Robert La Rocca 
Richard Mayer 
Peter Rodriguez 



Walter Jebe 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business: 



DISCUSSION 



Subjects : 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) : 



Deterioration of Coit Tower murals due 
to rain and vandalism 



2. Contract modification for Carmen 
Garza to change dates for review of 
her cartoons by the VA Committee; 
completion date of June 1, 1983 to 
remain the same 

3. Mission Community Center Art 
Enrichment Project 



4. Funds for Gallery renovation 
still in question; contingent on 
Board of Supervisors decision of 
whether or not to give an assignment 
of property for five years 

5. Arts Festival preparations are 
progressing; a special meeting to 
discuss details was scheduled for 
December 16 as indicated by Commissioner 
La Rocca 



Administrative Directives : 

Draft letter from the VA Committee 
to Tom Molloy/Rec & Park indicating 
the Commission's willingness to 
cooperate with and support restoration 
of the murals (ref : Cinnater, Fisher) 

Date of review of Carmen's cartoons 
changed to January 10, 1983, at 2:30 
p.m., Commissioners Room, Public Library 
(prior to full Commission meeting) 
(ref : Fisher) 

Conduct research re : possible local 
artists to fabricate a work of art; 
make recommendations to VA Committee 
at January 19 meeting (ref: Rodriguez, 
Fisher) 

Contact Board of Supervisors re: 
their decision (ref: Freeman, Fisher) 



Minute s/Visual Arts Committee (12-15-82), Page 2 



Art Commission 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



Reports were made by various Commissioners and staff and 
thoroughly discussed; recommendations were made that the following 
orders be adopted by the Art Commission on its Consent Calander: 



ORDERED: 



Approval /Final Payment /Artist Elizabeth Green/John 
Muir School mural 



Report by: Kathy Cinnater, Director Mural Resource 

Center 
Recommended by: Commissioner Mayer 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous approval 

ORDERED : Approval /Final Payment/Artist Carlos Alcala/Bemal 
Heights Library mural 

Report by: Kathy Cinnater, Director Mural Resource 

Center 
Recommended by: Commissioner Mayer 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous approval 

ORDERED: Approval/Design Approval /Artist Juana Franklin/24th & 
York Streets mural 



ADJOURNMENT 



Report by: Kathy Cinnater, Director Mural Resource 

Center 
Recommended by: Commissioner Rodriguez 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous approval 

There being no further business, Chairman La Rocca adjourned the 
meeting at 5:00 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Ufflk 



Randi Fisher (for Lyn Freeman) 
Art Enrichment Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Cornmissior 




Memorandum 



January 3, 198 2 



TO: 



Visual Arts Committee 



FROM: Randi Fisher /I . 
RE: Special Meeting 



There will be a Special Visual Arts meeting held January 10 , 
1983 at 2:00 p.m . in the Commissioners Room, 3rd floor, San 
Francisco Public Library. The purpose of this meeting is to 
review Carmen Lomas Garza's cartoons for the San Francisco 
Water Department Art Enrichment project at Millbrae. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES 
10 January 1983 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Monday, 10 
January 1983, in the Commissioners Room at the Public Library, Main 
Branch, Civic Center Plaza. 



ROLL CALL Commissioners Present Commissioners Absent 

Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 
Jo Hansen 

There being a quorm, the Committee proceeded to its formal business: 

DISCUSSION - The Following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) : 

SUBJECTS: Administrative Directives: 



1) Award of Honor Exhibition 
Nomination (Elio Benvenuto) 



Consider nomination in context 
of other Award of Honor Can- 
idates 



REPORTS AND Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and recommendations 
ORDERS were made that the following orders be adopted by the Art 
Commission at its January 10, 1983 meeting: 

ORDERED : Approval/Carmen Lomas Garza/Millbrae Suburban Water 
Facility/Cartoons for Panels 4,5, S 8. 

ORDERED : Approval/Carmen Lomas Garza/Millbrae Suburban Water 
Facility/Change of Panel #6 subject matter from 
Spring Valley Water Company to San Francisco Fire- 
fighters . 

ORDERED: Approval/ Technical Assistance Grant/Time Extension. 

ORDERED: Approval/Commission Resolution to the Board of 

Supervisors urging Board to adopt their own reso- 
lution committing the City's support of the Municipal 
Gallery at its present location (155 Grove) for a 
minimum of 5 years from the date of a formal Gallery 
opening. 



Page two - 

Minutes - January 10, 1983 



Adjournment 



There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 
3:10pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Lyn Freeman 

Visual Arts Programs Coordinator 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, January 19, 1983 
4:00pm, Commissioners Room 
Civic Center Library 
San Francisco, CA 



1. MURAL RESOURCES : 

A) Dewey Crumpler/Final Payment/ Joseph P. Lee Recreation 
Center 

B) Mike Rios/Final Payment/24th Street Mini Park 

C) Emanuael Montoya/Contract Extension/24th Street Mini Park 

2. PROPOSAL FOR PUBLIC FIREPLACE 

(STAFF PRESENTATION) 

3. MUNICIPAL GALLERY REPORT 

(STAFF PRESENTATION) 

4. ART ENRICHMENT 

A) Program Guidelines 

5. ART FESTIVAL 

A) Award of Honor Nominations 

B) Staff Report 

6. NEW BUSINESS 



1.13.83 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting 

19 January 1983 

4:00pm Civic Center Library 

Commissioners Room 

San Francisco 



NEW BUSINESS 



1. Pioneer Monument Conservation 

2. Legislation for Municipal Gallery and Slide Registry 

3. Civic Center Sculpture Installations 

4. Arts Legislation for upcoming Senate Session 

A. Recommendations for 

5. Announcement: Return of Arneson Bust study from Triton. 



City and County of San Francisco 






Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Art Commission 



Joan Ellison 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodrlguiv 
Ray Taliaferro 

Fx Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



AGENDA 



STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE 



January 24, 1983 
Monday 4 PM 



Approval of Minutes 

Staff Report 

Advisory Task Force Report: 

Consultant Hiring Process 
Phase II Report 

Setting of Next Mooting 



This mooting will bo hold at the San Francisco 
Museum of Modern Art in the 4th Floor Board Room. 



|415» 55ft-3463 



693 MISSION STREET, 8TH FLOOR 



SAN FRANCISCO, 94105 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES 
16 February 1983 



The regular meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 

16, February, 1983 at 4:00pm in the Commissioners Room at the Public Library, 

Main Branch, Civic Center Plaza. 



ROLL CALL Commissioners Present 



Robert LaRocca 
Jo Hanson 



Commissioners Absent 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorm, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

REPQRTS AND Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and recommendations were 
ORDERS made that the following orders be adopted by the Art Commission. 

ORDERED : Approval (pending acceptance of proposal by the Depart- 

ment of Recreation and Parks) /Roger Berry/ Rising Wave/ 
Two Year Installation (through February 28,1985/Twin 
Peaks* 



Presentation by: 
CONSENSUS : 



Roger Berry 



unanimous 



Approval/Betsy Miller Kusz/Eureka Valley Trails & Art 
Network/Completed Mural for Dedication to Mayor George 
Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk/California Arts 
Council Grant # 146/Retaining Wall at Market & 18th Street 



Presentation by : 
CONSENSUS: 



Betsy Miller-Kusz 



unanimous 



Approval/Fresno Art Center/Loan of Portrait of George / 
May 15 - June 19, 1983 



Presentation by: 

CONSENSUS: 



Staff 



unanimous 



DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate) : 



Subjects 

1. Arts Festival 



Administrative Directives : 

Finalize Award of Honor nominations at 
special Visual Arts Committee meeting 
scheduled for Tuesday, February 22, 1983 
at 4:00pm. 



Roger Berry proposal attached. 



Minutes (16 February 1983) 

DISCUSSION : (cont'd) 
Subjects : 



Administrative Directives : 

Explore possibility of offering special Festival 
'preview parties' to members of the Business 
Committee . 



Millbrae Art Enrichment: 
Carmen Lomas Garza's request 
for contract extension from 
June 1, 1983 to November 1, 
1983. 



Confer with the City Attorney regarding 
the possibility of time extensions. Send 
letter to artist emphasizing importance 
of 'timely completion' of contracted 
work as stated in agreement for services. 



Mission Community Center 
Art Enrichment Program 



4. Art Enrichment Guideline 
Proposal 



Send letter requesting confirmation of 
project allocations and expressing Art 
Commission interest in proceeding with 
the project as soon as possible. 

Schedule special Visual Arts Committee 
meeting for Monday, February 28, 1983 at 
3:30pm at Fort Mason. 



5. Richard Mayer's Civic 

Center Library sculpture 
installation 



Request formal letter from artist outlining 
his intentions with respect to continued 
installation of the work. 



6. Proposal for Civic Center 

Aesthetics Planning Committee 



Staff to work with Committee members on 
proposal presented 2.16.83. 



7. SFMMA Civic Center Library 
sculpture installations 



8. Marina Parking Garage 
Art Enrichment 



9. Management Review Final 
Report 



10. Archives of American Art: 
Documentation of Arneson 
file. 



Request formal letter from Museum outlining 
its intentions with respect to the Walburg 
and Witkin sculpture installations. 

Request additional information on project 
from Parking Authority Director, Margaret 
Brady. 

Staff to prepare report and further Committee 
review scheduled for the Tuesday, February, 
22, 1983 Festival meeting. 

Await formal request from Archives of American 
Art. 



ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the 
meeting at 6:00pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 



L.A. Freeman 

Visual Arts Program Coordinator 



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PROPOSAL FOR TWIN PEAKS 



"RISING WAVE" IS A SERIES OP SEVENTEEN STEEL POLES 
WHICH STAND TEN FEET TALL AND ARE LAID OUT ALONG 
AN EAST/WEST AXIS THIRTY SIX FEET WIDE. THE TWO 
OUTSIDE POLES ARE INCLINED $Z DEGREES SOUTH POINTING 
TO THE POSITION OF THE SUN AT NOON ON THE EQUINOX. 
EACH SUBSEQUENT POLE IS TILTED SLIGHTLY MORE TO THE 
NORTH. THE CENTER POLS IS PARALLEL TO THE AXIAL POLE 
OF THE EARTH AND POINTS TO THE NORTH STAR. AS THE 
SUM RISES, THE POLES TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER POLE 
CAST A SINGLE NARROW SHADOW WHICH CROSSES THE CENTER 
POLE. THIS SHADOW IS AT THE BASE OF THE POLE IN THE 
SUMMER, AND AT ITS TIP IN THE WINTER. AS THE SUN SETS 
A SIMILAR SHADOW IS CAST ON THE CENTER POLE BY THE 
WESTERN POLES. AT THE EQUINOX, THE SHADOW OF THE RISING 
AND SETTING SUN IS CAST ON THE MIDDLE OF THE CENTER POLE, 
AS YOU WALK AROUND THE SCULPTURE, THE POLES APPEAR TO 
CROSS. THESE CROSSED LINES INTERSECT ALL THE POINTS 
ON THE HORIZON WHERE THE SUN WILL RISE AND SET, 
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 



THE SITE FOR "RISING WAVE" IS THE LEVEL PLATEAU ON 
THE SOUTH SHOULDER OF TWIN PEAKS. FROM THIS SITE 
THERE IS A CLEAR VIEW EAST TO DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO, 
THE EAST BAY, MOUNT DIABLO, AND ON EXTREMELY CLEAR 
DAYS, THE SIERRAS. TO THE WEST, THE SUNSET DISTRICT, 
OCEAN BEACH, POINT REYS, AND THE FARALLONES CAN BE SEEN. 
THE SITE IS IDEAL, FOR IN ADDITION TO ITS SPECTACULAR 
VISTAS, IT AFFORDS AN UNOBSTRUCTED HORIZON TO THE EAST 
AND WEST FROM WHICH BOTH SUNRISES AND SUNSETS CAN BE 
CLEARLY SEEN, A NECESSARY REQUIREMENT FOR "RISING WAVE" . 
THE SITE IS COVERED WITH NATURAL VEGITATION, GRASSES, 
WILD FLOWERS, AND LOW LYING SCRUB. IT IS LARGELY AS 
IT WAS WHEN SAN FRANCISCO HAS FOUNDED. THE QUIET 
NATURAL SETTING IS A STARK CONTRAST TO THE CITY BELOW. 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION GALLERY BOARD 
MINUTES 
22 February 1983 



The regular meeting of the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery Board (SFACGB) 
was held on Tuesday, 22 February, 1983 in the Gallery, 165 Grove Street. 

ROLL CALL BOARD PRESENT BOARD ABSENT 

Michael Bell Helene Fried 

Margy Boyd Flo Wong 

Judith Dunham 

Sue Foley 

Wanda Hansen 

Toby Klayman 

Modesto Lanzone 

Phil Linhares 

Michael Phleger 

Rene Yanez 

There being a quorm, the Board proceeded to its formal business. 

REPORTS AND Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and recommendations were 
ORDERS made that the following orders be adopted by the Art Commission. 

ORDERED : Approval/Exhibition Responsibility/Shared by full Board 

Presentation by: Michael Bell 

CONSENSUS: unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval/Opening Exhibition Date/June 21, 1983/Providing 
Renovation is completed 



Presentation by : Michael Bell 

CONSENSUS: unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval/Geographical Program Limits/In general, 
eimphasis will be Bay Area 

Presentation by :, Michael Bell 

CONSENSUS: unanimous 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed, and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate) : 

Subjects Points of Discourse/Recommended Actions 

1) By-Laws In progress - as presented in 2.15.83 

By-Law Draft 



Minutes (22 February 1983) 
DISCUSSION : (cont'd) 
Subject 

2) Statement of Purpose 

3) Exhibitions Schedule 

4) Exhibition Sales 



5) Slide Retention Policy 



6) Renovation 



7) Gallery Ambience 



8) Opening Exhibition 



Points of Discourse/Recommended Actions 



Reading of item #7, Curatorial/Planning 
Committee (C/PC) Minutes, 2.16.83 

Invitation to Board members to add to 

'list' of purposes described in C/PC minutes 

Advantages of 'open slots' 
Importance of selecting alternates 

Art takes precedence; 'sa]ability' not 
an issue for consideration 

The legislative mechanism which will 
permit gallery sales is being handled 
by the City Attorney's Office 

Slides will be returned to the artist 
until an effective and properly managed 
system to care for slides can be developed 

Renovation progress will be detailed in 
in a staff report to be issued 2.28.83 

Phil Linhares to Chair Facility Committee 
which will oversee Gallery renovation 

Michael Phleger appointed to Facility Committe 

Importance of a comfortable setting 

Concern for a 'too chic' look 

As a theme show 

As an invitational or juried exhibition 

As 'idea-based' 

As an exhibition which would have a 
'tangible effect on the community' 

As an expression of regionalism/vs. 
'playing up the city' too. much 

Memo submitted by Michael rhleger 

Each member of the C/PC to bring three (3) 
exhibition ideas to next C/PC meeting. 
Participation of all Board members is 
encouraged. 



Minutes (22 February 1983) 

DISCUSSION : (cont'd) 
Subject 

9) Exhibitions Audience 

10) Revenue Generation 



11) Technical Services 



12) Membership (as revenue) 



MEETINGS SCHEDULED: 



Points of Discourse/Recommended Actions 

Exhibitions should 'serve own needs' 
as well as a traditionally tough and 
conservative City Hall audience 

Through sale of artist-donated prints 

Through a 'good will' support party (a la 
80 Langton) 

Through an art auction 

Ethics of revenues raised through artist 
donation (solicited donations) 

Use Gallery-generated revenues to start 
an Exhibitions Loan program and/or 
a Rauschenberg-type fund 

Preference for non-voting 'Friends Of 
type membership 

Staff to investigate other organization's 
membership structures 

Staff to investigate Pro Arts membership 
mailing fee 



BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, March 22, 1983 at 5:00pm in the Gallery, 165 Grove 

CURATORIAL AND PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING : Tuesday, March 1, 1983 at 5:00pm in the 

Gallery 

BY-LAWS COMMITTEE MEETING : Tuesday, March 1, 1983 at 3:00pm in the Gallery 

ADJOURNMENT : There being no further business. Board Chair, Margy Boyd adjourned 
the meeting at 7:00pm. 

Respectfully submitted, 



L.A. Freeman 

Visual Arts Programs Coordinator 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



22 February 1983 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Tuesday, 
22 February, 1983 at 4:00pm in the Commissioners Room at the Public 
Library, Main Branch, Civic Center Plaza. 



ROLL CALL Commissioners Present 



Commissioners Absent 



Robert LaRocca 
Jo Hanson 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorm, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate) 



Subjects 



Administrative Directives 



1983 Arts Festival Award of 
Honor nominations 



Prepare Award of Honor nominations 
list, by category, noting first 
and second preferences, as discussed 
at today's meeting (2.22.83). 
Nominations and order of preference 
are subject to further review.* 



Management Review, Final Report. 
Staff submitted a report & critique 
on Management Review Report. Time 
limitations prohibited discussion 
of the staff report. 



Staff to contact individual Visual 
Arts Committee members regarding 
.contents of staff report. 



ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the 
meeting at 5:30pm. 



Award of Honor nominations list attached 



Respectfully submitted. 



L.A. Freeman 



AWARDS OF HONOR 
1983 



NOMINEES 
Architecture : 
Dance : 

Film: 



Walter Horn 
Margaret Jenkins 

George Lucas 



Landscape 
Architecture: Lawrence Halprin 



Literature : 
Music : 

Painting: 
Patron : 
Photography: 
Printmaking : 
Sculpture : 
Theater: 



Caroline Drewes 
Boz Scaggs 

Nathan Oliveria 
Louise M. Davies 
Perkel Jones 
Kathan Brown 
Mark Di Suvero 
Peter Coyote 



ALTERNATES 

Warren Callister 

Evelyn Cisneros 
Anna Halprin 

John Korty 



Robert Royston 

Herb Caen 

Winifred Baker 
Johnny Matthis 
Isaac Stern 

Emmy Lou Packard 

Sally Hellyer Lilienthal 

Ruth Bernhard 

Andrew Hoyem 

Stephen De Staebler 

Luis Valdez 



Special Award of Honor: Elio Benvenuto 



FOR THE 1983 AWARDS OF HONOR 



Architecture : 



Dance 



Warren Callister 

Donn Emmons 

Arthur Gensler 

Walter Horn 

Julia Morgan 

Edward Page 

Robinson, Mills, Williams 

Adela Chu 
Evelyn Cisneros 
Anna Halprin 
Margaret Jenkins 
Michael Smuin 



Film: 



John Korty 
George Lucas 
Agnes Varga 



Landscape 
Architecture: Lawrence Halprin 
Robert Royston 



Literature : 



Music : 



Alice Adams 
Marc Adams 
Fernando Alegria 
Herb Caen 
Richard Dillon 
Caroline Drewes 
Millie Robbins 

Kurt Adler 
Ludwig Altman 
Winifred Baker 
Sal Carson 
John Cordoni 
Bill Graham 
Johnny Matthis 
Kirk Meechem 
Pauline Olveras 
Luis Santana 
Boz Scaggs 
Jimmie Sheldon 
Isaac Stern 



Painting: 



Mark Adams 
Joan Brown 
Eleanor Dickenson 
Daniel Galvez 
Nathan Oliveria 
Joseph Raphael Sr. 
Emmy Lou Packard 
Neil Sinton 
Wayne Thiebaud 



PAGE 2 



Patron 



Louise M. Davies 

Evie Haas 

Walter Haas Jr. 

Chevron : Don Jones 

John Knedler 

Sally Hellyer Lilienthal 

Walter Newman 

Marjorie Stern 

Phyllis Wattis 

San Francisco Foundation 



Photography: 



Ruth Bernhard 
Perkel Jones 
Richard Mizrack 
Laird Paltdrige 
Joe Ramos 
Max Yavno 



Printmaking: 



Sculpture : 



Kathan Brown 
Carmen Lomas Garza 
Andrew Hoyem 
June Wayne 

Elio Benvenuto 
Beniamino Bufano 
Stephen De Staebler 
Mark Di Suvero 
Sargeant Johnson 
Manuel Neri 
Richard Shaw 
Martin Snipper 



Theater: 



Peter Coyote 
Richard Rineichus 
Carol Shorenstein 
Luis Valdez 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




Memorandum 



3.8.83 

TO: VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

FROM: LYN FREEMAN 

RE: UPCOMING VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETINGS 



CIVIC CENTER PUBLIC ART/AESTHETICS PROPOSAL REVIEW: scheduled for 
Monday, March 14, 1983 at 4:00pm in Bob LaRocca's office, 609 
Mission Street, 6th Floor. 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE REGULAR MEETING: scheduled for Wednesday, 
March 16, 1983 at 4:00pra in the Commissioners Room of the Civic 
Center Library. 

ART ENRICHMENT GUIDELINES REVIEW : scheduled for Monday, March 21, 
1983 at 11:00am in Bob LaRocca's office. 



Please call and let me know what meetings you will be able to 
attend 558-3463. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MINUTES 
16 March 1983 



The regular meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 16, 
March, 1983 at 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Art Commission Offices, 
45 Hyde Street, Third Floor. 



ROLL CALL 



Commissioners Present 



Robert LaRocca 
Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) 

Subjects Administrative Directives 



Community Fireplace Proposal/ 
Christian Georgeovich 



Central City Park Project/ 
Pat Carlisle 



Send Ms. Georgeovich a copy of submission 
requirements for art work review (ref: 
Fisher) 

Write letter to architect Pat Carlisle 

reminding her of Art Enrichment procedures; 
indicate the inadequate representation 
of female artists on the list of 
artists invited to submit a proposal 
(ref: Fisher) 



Performing Arts Parking 
Garage 



Totlot Project/Portsmouth 
Square 



Contact City Attorney re: action by 
Board of Supervisors Finance Committee to 
release only $2,250 of $45,000 Art 
Enrichment allocation for purposes of 
carrying out artist selection process 
prior to receiving full allocation (ref: 
Fisher) 

Contact artist Mary Fuller re: recommenda- 
tions of Committee to re-design dragon 
maquettes (ref: Fisher) 



REPORTS AND 
ORDERS: 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and recommendations 
were made that the following orders be adopted by the Art Commission 



Visual Arts Committee Minutes/16 March 1983/Page 2 



ORDERED : Approval/Patricia Rodriguez/Contract Modification for 
an additional $300 to incorporate in the mural she has 
painted on the Women's Building at 18th & Guerrero Streets , 
a list of the names of the individuals depicted in the mural 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS : 



Kathy Cinnater/Patricia Rodriguez 
Commissioner Hanson 
Unanimous Approval 



Final Approval/Patricia Rodriguez/Mural/Women's Building / 
18th & Guerrero Streets 



Presented by: Kathy Cinnater/Patricia Rodriguez 
Recommended by: Commissioner Rodriguez 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



3. ORDERED : Approval/Carmen Lomas Garza/Contract Extension from 
June 1, 1983 to November 1, 1983/San Francisco Water 
Department at Millbrae 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS: 



Staff 

Commissioner Rodriguez 

Unanimous Approval 



ORDERED : Approval/Art Commission Gallery /Curatorial & Exhibition 
Policy/The Chair of the Curatorial S Planning Committee 
shall pass all Committee recommendations to the Gallery 
Director . The Gallery Director shall have the authority 
to approve or disapprove any recommendations so made , 
and/or refer the matter back to the Committee for fu rther 
discussion . Upon receiving the approval of the Gallery 
Director, the Chair shall then proceed to pass such 
recommendations to the full Gallery Advisory Board for 
their approval or disapproval . 

The Gallery Director, acting on behalf of the full 
Gallery Advisory Board, shall pass recommendations 
from the Advisory Board to the Art Commission's Visual 
Arts Committee . The Visual Arts Committee shall, in 
turn, review the matter (s) and make recommendations to 
the full Art Commission. 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS: 



Staff 

Commissioner Rodriguez 

Unanimous Approval 



Visual Arts Committee Minutes/16 March 1983/Page 3 



5. ORDERED ; Approval/Art Commission Gallery /Opening Exhibition Date/ 
Week of June 20, 1983, providing renovation is completed 

Presented by: Staff 

Recommended by: Commissioner Rodriguez 

CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



6. ORDERED : Approval/Art Commission Gallery/Geographical Program 
Limits/Bay Area emphasis shall be the general policy 

Presented by: Staff 

Recommended by: Commissioner Rodriguez 

CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



ADJOURNMENT : There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the 
meeting at 6:30 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted. 



fU 



Randi Fisher 

Art Enrichment Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




REGULAR MEETING-VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Wednesday, April 20, 1983 at 4:00 p.m. 
in the Commissioner's Room, third floor 
of the Public Library, Civic Center 



1. Mural Resources 

A. Final Payment-Arch Williams/Bernal Library mural 

B. Design Approval-Coleen Henshie/Crocker Amazon Playground 

2 . Archives of American Art -Paul Karl st rout 

A. Request for Approval to Conduct Research 

3. Central City Park Project 

A. Presentor: Patricia Carlisle 

4. Arts Festival 

5. Art Enrichment 

A. Conservation-General Hospital 

B. On-going Projects Update 

C. King County Arts Commission, Seattle WA 
1. Presentor: Jerry Allen 

6. Art Commission Gallery 

7. Slide Registry Guidelines 

8. Civic Center Proposal 

9 . Lincoln Park Monument -Mike Iwasaki 
A. Request for Approval 

10. Information 

A. Advocacy Efforts with Board of Supervisors 

B. Architecture Concepts 

11. New Business 



12. Adjournment 



City and County of San Francisco 

Memorandum 



Art Commission 




April 26, 1983 



Government Documents; * 



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Randi Fisher 

Art Enrichment Coordinator 



The Visual Arts Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 
27, 1983 at 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Fong & LaRocca, 609 
Mission Street, has been cancelled . 



uiscufafaiuN : 



Subjects 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) 



1. Central City Park Project 
Pat Carlisle 



Arts Festival 

Helaine Fortgang 



Administrative Directives 

Send Ms. Carlisle a copy of the Art 
Commission's budget breakdown for 
Art Enrichment projects for her 
information; conduct a site visit to 
the Park and review the two sites 
intended for sculpture; review current 
Art Commission slide files for potential 
sculptors; set up working meeting with 
Ms. Carlisle and Visual Arts Committee 
(Ref : Freeman, Fisher) . 



ADJOURNMENT : 



Discuss Arts Festival budget with Jackie 
Nemerovski; bring budget information to 
next Visual Arts meeting for approval 
(Ref: Fortgang). 

There being no further business, Cnairman LaKocca adjourned tne 

meeting at 6:30 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted. 



andi Fisher 
Art Enrichment Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




Memorandum 



April 26, 1983 



Government Document? 

Randi Fisher jMI/l/U 

Art Enrichment Coordinator 



%A 



The Visual Arts Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 
27, 1983 at 10:30 a.m. in the offices of Fong & LaRocca, 609 
Mission Street, has been cancelled. 






City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MINUTES 
20 April 1983 



The regular meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 
20 April, 1983 at 4:00 p.m. in the Commissioner's Room of the Public 
Library, Third Floor, Civic Center. 



ROLL CALL: 



Commissioner's Present 



Robert LaRocca 
Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriquez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) 



Subjects 



Central City Park Project 
Pat Carlisle 



Arts Festival 

Helaine Fortgang 



Administrative Directives 

Send Ms. Carlisle a copy of the Art 
Commission's budget breakdown for 
Art Enrichment projects for her 
information; conduct a site visit to 
the Park and review the two sites 
intended for sculpture; review current 
Art Commission slide files for potential 
sculptors; set up working meeting with 
Ms. Carlisle and Visual Arts Committee 
(Ref: Freeman, Fisher). 

Discuss Arts Festival budget with Jackie 
Nemerovski; bring budget information to 
next Visual Arts meeting for approval 
(Ref: Fortgang). 



Art Commission 



Visual Arts Committee meeting/April 20, 198 3/Page 2 



REPORTS AND" 
ORDERS : 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and recommendations 
were made that the following orders be adopted by the Art Commission 

1. ORDERED : Final Payment/Artist Arch Willi ams/Bernal 
Library Mural 

Presented by: Kathy Cinnater/Arch Williams 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



2 . ORDERED : Design Approval/Artist Colleen Henshie / 
Crocker Amazon Playground Murals 

Presented by: Kathy Cinnater/Colleen Henshie 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



3. ORDERED : Approval to make available the Art Commission's 
records on artist Robert Arneson to the Archives 
of American Art for documentation purposes 

Presented by: Staff 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



ORDERED : Approval to purchase a camera for use by the 
Visual Arts Program 



Presented by: Staff 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



5. ORDERED: Approval of Mike Iwasaki's Monument to be 
erected in Lincoln Park 

Presented by: Staff 
Recommended by : Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the 
meeting at 6:30 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted. 



Mi 

i Fishi 



andi Fisher 
Art Enrichment Coordinator 






I 



City and County of San Francisco 





Art Commission 



SPECIAL MEETING-VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Wednesday, April 27, 1983 at 10:30 a.m. 
in the offices of Fong & LaRocca, 609 
Mission Street, Sixth Floor 



I. Central City Park Project 

II. Art Enrichment 

A. Conservation - General Hospital 

B. On-going Projects Update 

III. Art Commission Gallery 

IV. Slide Registry Guidelines 

V. Civic Center Proposal 

VI. New Business 

VII. Adjournment 



City and County of San Francisco 




Art Commission 



SPECIAL MEETING-VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Friday, May 6, 1983, at 10:00 a.m. 
in the Offices of Fong & LaRocca, 
609 Mission Street, 6th Floor 



I. Central City Park Project 

II. Art Enrichment 

A. Conservation-General Hospital 

III. Slide Registry Guidelines 

IV. Civic Center Proposal 

V. Art Enrichment Guidelines 

VI. Adjournment 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



MINUTES 

6 May 1983 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Friday, May 6, 1983 
at 10:00 A.M. in the offices of Fong & La Rocca, 609 Mission Street 6th Floor. 



ROLL CALL: 



Commissioners Present 



Commissioners Absent 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business 

DISCUSSION: 



Subjects 



Central City Park 
(See Attachment A) 



Art Enrichment 
Conservation 
General Hospital 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate). 

Administrative Directives 

Update contact with Ms. Pat Carlisle and convey 
results of Visual Arts Committee meeting of May 6th; 
Photograph Emile Norman's sculpture at the Bank of 
California for presentation at next V.A.C. meeting; 
Review current Art Commission slide files for 
potential sculptors; Contact galleries to research 
artists suggested by Commissioners. 
(Ref: Manton) 

Research California Art Preservation Act to deter- 
mine liability of Art Commission in regard to 
damaged art work; Contact Friends of the Arts to 
discuss establishment of a volunteer committee to 
clean-up and maintain art work; Research minimal 
payment of students from Eleanor Dickenson's class 
at CCAC for conservation work; Contact SF General to 
ascertain when the promised $1,000 contribution will 
be available to the Art Commission. 
(Ref: Manton) 



Art Enrichment Guidelines 



Art Commission 

Visual Arts Committee meeting/ May 6, 1983/Page2 

REPORTS AND 

ORDERS : Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and recommendations 

were made that the following orders be adopted by the Art 

Commission. 

1. ORDERED : The schedule of a V.A.C. visit to San Francisco 
General Hospital to inspect damaged art work . 

Presented by: Randi Fisher/Lyn Freeman 
Recommended by : Robert La Rocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 

ADJOURNMENT : There being no further business, Chairman La Rocca adjourned 
the meeting at 12:40 P.M. 



Respectfully submitted. 




Jill Manton 

Art Enrichment Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/ MAY 6, 1983 
CENTRAL CITY PARK PROJECT 

Attachment A 

At the request of Pat Carlisle, the Visual Arts Committee will develop a 
letter to the artists who are potential candidates for the Central City 
Park Project. The Committee decided that the letter should include the 
following information: 

1. Jo Hanson's project concerns as follows: 

Standard of aesthetic excellence 

Consumer consideration - the sculptor should be responsive to the needs 
of the user population in terms of the general tenor (economic, political, 
and cultural) of the neighborhood. The projected park site should be 
evaluated to determine who will be using the area and when. Consideration 
should be given to the specific use of the two sites. 

2. Proposes Art Enrichment Guidelines/ Selection Criteria #'s 1,2,4,5,6,5 8 

#6 is a pertinent and particular concern in this neighborhood in that 
the elements of design must preclude the liability and potential danger 
of points, extensions, and sharp edges. 

3. Attached to the letter will be the following: 

Proposal Contract with: 

a. diagram 

b. itemized budget of expenses involved 

c. Project Resolution Numbers 
Contract for fabrication and installation 

4. Detailed description of project's constituents. 

To facilitate the composition of the above letter, Pat Carlisle will be contacted 
to provide the Royston study of the neighborhood, and the North of Market Planning 
Coalition will be consulted for any pertinent information they might provide. 

The Visual Arts Committee viewed slides of 4 of the 5 artists recommended by the 
project architects, Royston, Hanamoto, Alley, and Abey. Discussion ensued regarding 
the appropriateness and feasibility of the work presented. The overall reaction of 
the Committee was favorable, however, the Committee members made several suggestions 
as to other artists whose work should be considered. A special meeting of the Visual 
Arts Committee has been scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 1983 at 2:00 P.M. in the 
offices of Fong & La Rocca, 609 Mission Street, 6th Floor to view the slides of the 
artists newly suggested. 

Committee members agreed that the sculpture should incorporate color and movement 
in its design and possess an "upbeat" quality. For purposes of discussion, the 
Committee defined the two art enrichment sites as Area A and Area B. Area A 
represents the smaller site, located in the vicinity of the children's playground. 
The Commissioners agreed that the sculpture design should be appropriate to an 
association with the playground. Area B represents the larger site and functions as th< 

focal point of the park. The Commissioners agreed that a vertical work would be 
appropriate to identify the vertical axis of the park. 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




SPECIAL MEETING- VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Thursday, May 12, 1983 at 2:00 P.M. 
in the offices of Fong & La Rocca, 
609 Mission Street, 6th Floor 



I. Central City Park Project 

II. Art Enrichment 

A. Conservation- General Hospital 

III. Slide Registry Guidelines 
Final Approval 

IV. Art Commission Gallery 

V. Consideration of Rules & Regulations 
Geographical Eligibility Criteria 

VI. Art Enrichment Guidelines 
Final Review 

VII. Civic Center Proposal 

VIII. Regular Meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
May 18, 1983 



IX. 



Adjournment 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



12 May 1983 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Thursday, 
May 12, 1983 at 2:00 P.M. in the offices of Fong S LaRocca, 609 
Mission Street, 6th Floor. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 

actions suggested (where appropriate) . 



Subjects 



Central City Park 



2. 



Art Enrichment 
Conservation 
General Hospital 



Administrative Directives 

Draft letter from both the Art Commission and 
the architects (Royston, Hanamoto, Alley, & 
Abey) to those artists initially contacted 
and not considered as finalists; Obtain slides 
of the work of Jerome Kirk, Wing Ng, and Sandra 
Shannonhouse for the review of the Visual Arts 
Committee; Incorporate Recital into "Agreement 
for Proposal for Work of Art at Central City 
Park" which describes the Joint Committee, 
comprised of the Department of Recreation S 
Parks, the architectural firm, and citizens of 
the neighborhood whose purpose will be to review 
and evaluate the Art Commission's recommendations, 
however, the final decision will rest with the 
Art Commission. 
(Ref: Manton) 



Re: the request for acknowledgment or credit 
by the Friends of the Arts for the establishment 
of a Volunteer Committee to regularly inspect 
and maintain works of art: Inform Jane Bolster 
of possible acknowledgment in the SF Arts Festival 
Catalog, the Art Commission Catalog, and a future 
reception at the hospital; Contact Jeffrey Lang 
to arrange visit of the V.A.C. to SF General. 
(Ref: Manton) 



Slide Registry 
Guidelines 



Art Commission 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting/ May 12, 1983/ Page 2 



Subjects 



Administrative Directives 



Civic Center 
Proposal 



REPORTS AND 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, 
and recommendations were made that the 
following orders be adopted by the Art 
Commission. 



1. ORDERED: Final Approval/Slide Registry 
Guidelines 



ADJOURNMENT : 



Presented by: Lyn Freeman 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS : Unanimous 
Approval 

There being no further business, Chairman 
LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 4:40 P.M. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Jd/ll Man ton 

Art Enrichment Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 




Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



V. 

VI. 

VII. 



Art Commission 



Joan Ellison-Wong 
DIRECTOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, May 18, 1983 at 4:00 
P.M. in the Commissioner's Room 
at the San Francisco Public Library 



N 



Art Commission Gallery 

A. Consideration of Rules and Regulations 
Geographic Eligibility Criteria 

Mural Resource Center 
Kathy Cinnater 
A. Design Approval for artist John Werhle 

Art Enrichment 

A. Conservation 

Dudley Carter (Kathy Cinnater) 
SF General Hospital 

1. V.A.C. visit and meeting with Jeffrey Lang 

2. CCAC/ Eleanor Dickenson 

Central City Park Project 

A. Slide Review 

B. Letter to Artist (Review of Draft) 

Ongoing Art Enrichment Projects/status Report 

New Business 

Special Meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
Wednesday, May 25, 1983, 4:00 P.M., in the 
offices of Fong & LaRocca, 609 Mission Street, 
6th Floor 

A. Art Enrichment Guidelines Final Review & Approval 

Adjournment 



(415) 558-3463 



45 HYDE STREET - ROOM 319 



SAN FRANCISCO, 94102 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



MINUTES 



18 May 1983 



The regular meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 
May 18, 1983 at 4:00 P.M. in the Commissioner's Room at the San Francisco 
Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative 

actions suggested (where appropriate) . 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



1. Art Commission Gallery 



2. Mural Resource Center 
(Kathy Cinnater) 



3. Art Enrichment/Conservation 
A. Dudley Carter 



Draft letter to Tom Malloy of the 
Department of Recreation and Parks 
concerning the availability of funds 
through the Open Space Program to 
provide for the restoration of the 
sculpture. 
(Ref: Manton) 



SF General 

A. Diego Rivera Bequest 



Maintenance and 
Condition Reports 
(CCAC Students) 



Contact City Attorney to investigate 
legal procedure regarding bequests of 
art to a public building. 
(Ref: Manton) 

Contact Eleanor Dickinson (CCAC) . Schedule 
visit to V.A.C. meeting on Wed., May 25th, 
to discuss student involvement. 
(Ref: Manton) 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/ MAY 18, 1983/PAGE 2 



SF Arts Festival 
(Helaine Fortgang) 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



Central City Park 
Slide Review 



Contact Anthony Smith to determine extent of 
previous experience working on a large scale; 
Contact Lita Albuquerque regarding possibility 
of submitting a proposal for this project. 
(Ref: Manton) 



NEA/ Art in Public 
Places 



REPORTS AND ORDERS: 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, 

and recommendations were made that the following 

orders be adopted by the Art Commission. 



ORDERED: 



Design Approval/Artist John Werhle / 
Bank of America Bldg. Howard St. 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS : 



John Werhle 
Jo Hanson 
Unanimous Approval 



ORDERED : GEOGRAPHIC ELIGIBILITY FOR SF ART 
COMMISSION GALLERY TO BE A 90 MILE 
RADIUS FROM SF, INCLUSIVE OF 9 
BAY AREA COUNTIES FROM CARMEL TO 
GUALALA. 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS : 



Lyn Freeman 
Bob LaRocca 
Unanimous Approval 



ORDERED : RESOLUTION TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL FOR 
FY 84 TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
FUND FOR PURPOSES OF HIRING UNEM- 
PLOYED MINORITY YOUTHS 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS: 



Kathy Cinnater 
Jo Hanson 
Unanimous Approval 



ORDERED : RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT NEED & IM- 
PORTANCE OF RESTORATION OF DUDLEY 
CARTER'S SCULPTURE IN GOLDEN GATE 
PARK. 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MAY 18, 1983/PAGE 3 



Presented by: Kathy Cinnater 
Recommended by: Bob LaRocca 
CONSENSUS : Unanimous Approval 



ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Jo Hanson adjourned the 
meeting at 6:00 P.M. 



Respectfully submitted. 



Ji 
Art! 



ui \V uM * 



1 Mantdn 
Enrichment Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 

Memorandum 



Art Commission 




TO: 
FROM: 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEMBERS 



JILL MANTON 

ART ENRICHMENT COORDINATOR 



SPECIAL MEETING OF THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held on 
Wednesday, May 25th, 1983 at 4:00 P.M. in the offices of Fong 
and LaRocca, 609 Mission Street, 6th Floor. The express purpose 
of this meeting will be the review and the final approval of the 
proposed Art Enrichment Guidelines. 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 



SPECIAL MEETING VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts 
Committee will be held on Wednesday, 
May 25, 1983 at 3:00 P.M. in the offices 
of Fong and LaRocca, 609 Mission Street, 
6th Floor. 



Art Enrichment 3:00 - 3:15 

Maintenance and Condition Reports 
Eleanor Dickinson (CCAC) 

NEA Art in Public Places 3:15 - 3:30 
Selection of Advisory Panel 

Art Enrichment Guidelines 

Final Review and Approval 



IV, 



New Business 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



MINUTES 



25 May 1983 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 
May 25, 1983 at 3:00 P.M. in the offices of Fong & LaRcca, 609 Mission 
Street, 6th Floor. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) . 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



Art Enrichment 
A. Maintenance and 
Condition Reports 
Eleanor Dickinson 



B. SF General 



Contact Booker Smith of the CO-OP Education 
Program at CCAC to discuss logistics of 
developing a contract either with college or 
with individual students, the purpose of which 
would be an inventory of the City's art col- 
lection, regular condition reports, and light 
maintenance such as frame cleaning and matt 
changing by those persons qualified to do so. 
Contact KeithGrand to determine liability 
factor regarding injury of students and/or 
damage to artworks; Investigate cost of pro- 
viding basic liability insurance to volunteers 
and students working for minimal pay;(Manton) 

Contact Dr. Jeffrey Lang to change time of 
meeting with the V.A.C. to Friday, June 3, 
1983 at 3:00 P.M. (Ref: Manton) 



2. 



Art Enrichment 
Guidelines 



Incorporate changes made by V.A.C. and 
distribute to all Commissioners for review. 



Central City 
park 



Send Pat Carlisle (Project Architect) the 
slides of the 7 finalists indicated below for 
her committee review 



1. 


Kati Casida 


5. 


Roslyn Mazzilli 


2. 


Robert Feldman 


6. 


Sandra Shannonhouse 


3. 


Viola Frey 


7. 


Anthony Smith 


4. 


Jerome Kirk 







City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/ MAY 25, 1983/ PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



National 
Endowment for 
the Arts 



Submit a Letter of Intent to apply for an Art in Public 
Places Grant by June 1, 1983; Contact those persons 
suggested by the V.A.C. as potential members of the 
Advisory and Selection Panels. 
(Ref: Manton) 



REPORTS AND 
ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed , and 
recommendations were made that the following orders 
be adopted by the Art Commission. 



ORDERED : 



FINAL APPROVAL/ART ENRICHMENT GUIDELINES 



Presented by: 
Recommended by: 
CONSENSUS: 



Lyn Freeman 
Jo Hanson 
Unanimous Approval 



Respectfully submitted, 

7T7 




Jill Manton 

Art Enrichment Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




y>y SPECIAL MEETING VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL 



AGENDA 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts 
Committee will be held on Friday, June 
3, 1983 at 3:00 P.M., in the office 
of Jeffrey Lang at the San Francisco 
General Hospital, 1001 Portrero Avenue 
Ward 3A 



II. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 



CONSERVATION 

A. Development of a group at SF General to regularly 

inspect artworks and do light maintenance as 

required. 

RELEASE OF FUNDS FROM SF GENERAL FOR CONSERVATION 
CHANGE IN ART PROGRAM AT SF GENERAL 
MURALIST PROPOSAL 
DIEGO RIVERA BEQUEST 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MINUTES 

June 3, 1983 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Friday, 
June 3, 1983 at 3:00 P.M. in the office of Dr. Jeffrey Lang, San 
Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Portrero Avenue, Ward 2A-5. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



Peter Rodriguez 



HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS PRESENT 



Dr. Joyce Brady 
Dr. Thomas Griffin 
Dr. Jeffrey Lang 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) . 

SUBJECTS DISCUSSION AND/OR ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



1. 



Conservation 



Release of Funds 



Change in Art 
program at SF 
General 



Dr. Lang said it would be feasible to instruct 
hospital custodial/janitorial staff to include 
light cleaning of artworks as part of their 
daily routine. Either an Art Commission staff person 
or a graduate student from Eleanor Dickinson's class 
at CCAC will instruct custodial staff as to proper 
method of cleaning glass, etc. to preclude possibility 
of damage. A committee comprised of medical personnel 
will be established whose responsibility it will be 
to survey artworks in their working environment. In 
the event of damage or vandalism, they will immediatel 
contact Visual Arts Committee staff coordinator. 

Funds in the amount of $1,000 will be released in 
July, 1983 to begin the inventory and condition 
assessment of the art collection at SF General. 
The hospital might also provide supplies such as 
glass and acid-free matt board as needed for the 
reparation of artworks. 

A committee will be formed to discuss possible 
changes in the hospital's art program. A V.A.C'.staff 
person will attend the meetings of this committee 
and thus, serve as a liason between the hospital and 
the Art Commission. Some issues to be considered are 
the relocation of certain works within facility, 



Art Commission 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JUNE 3, 1983/ SF GENERAL VISIT 
PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



3, 



Change in Art 
Program, cont'd 



DISCUSSION AND /OR ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

the deacquisition and sale of undesirable artworks, 
and the future use of funds generated from the sale of 
artworks. 



Muralist 
Proposal 

Diego Rivera Obtain a copy of will or document which states that 
SF General is the recipient of the bequest; Contact 
City Attorney with this information to determine what 
legal proceedings are necessary; Investigate possibility 
of loaning painting to museum or art institution in 
exchange for fee which could be used to defray the cost 
of conservation, refraining, and installation of the 
painting, or in exchange for the performance of the 
above services at the cost of the borrowing institution. 
(Ref: Manton) 

Inspection of 
Artworks 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and recom- 
mendations were made that the following orders be 
adopted by the Art Commission. 

1. ORDERED: DEINSTALLATION/ROB HARPER'S TRIPTYCH 
CHARLES "SPEEDED" HOLMAN SERIES 



Presented by: Staff 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 

ORDERED : DEINSTALLATION FOR FUTURE REPAIR & 
CONSERVATION/DON BRODEUR'S PAINTING 
"PATIENT CARE TEAM" 

Presented by: Staff 
Recommended by: Robert LaRocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 

ORDERED: RELOCATION OF FREDA KOBLICK'S ACRYLIC 
SCREEN TO ANOTHER PART OF HOSPITAL 

Presented by: Staff 
Recommended by : Robert LaRocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the meeting 
at 5:20 P.M. 



Respectfully suhmitted, 

(ul Hk^wf^ — -~~ 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MINUTES 

June 6, 1983 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Monday, June 6, 1983 
at 2:45 P.M. in the Commissioner's Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded with its formal business. 

DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discusses and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate). 



SUBJECTS 



1. Art Commission 
Gallery 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and recommendations 
were made that the following orders be adopted by the Art 
Commission. 

1. ORDERED: Resolution to authorize the V.A.C. to act 

promptly to remove from public display any 
artwork in the City's collection that has been 
vandalized or otherwise damaged. 
Presented by: Jo Hanson 
Recommended by: Robert LaRocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 

2. ORDERED: Resolution to allow 80 Langton Street Inc. to 

temporarily install site specific works of art 
at the space adjacent to the Art Commission 
Gallery. The Visual Art Committee reserves the 
right to review and approve the artists selected 
for this project. 
Presented by; Lyn Freeman 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 

3. ORDERED: Approval for 2nd Exhibition at Art Commission 

Gallery/ Emphasis on performance, architecture, 



Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JUNE 6, 1983/PAGE 2 

REPORTS AND ORDERS CONT'D 

3. ORDERED: and site specific works/Curated by Judith Dunham 
and Helene Fried 

Presented by: Lyn Freeman 
Recommended by : Robert LaRocca 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



Approval for 3rd Exhibition at Art Commission Gallery/ 
Open Studio/Curated by Henry Hopkins and Cathy Curtis 

Presented by: Lyn Freeman 
Recommended by: Jo Hanson 
CONSENSUS: Unanimous Approval 



There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 
3:10 P.M. 



Respectfully submitted, 




Jill Manton 

Art Enrichment Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 




Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the 
Visual Arts Committee will be held 
on Wednesday, June 15, 1983 at 4:00 
P.M. in the Commissioner's Room at 
the San Francisco Public Library. 



II. 
III. 

IV. 
V. 



ART ENRICHMENT 

A. PROJECTS UPDATE 

B. STUDIO VISITS 
JOE SLUSKY 
CARMEN GARZA 

C. MARY FULLER/PORTSMOUTH SQUARE/ANIMAL EYE DESIGN 

CIVIC CENTER PROPOSAL 
SF ART COMMISSION GALLERY 
NEW BUSINESS 
ADJOURNMENT 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MINUTES 

June 15, 1983 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, June 15, 1983 at 4:00 P.M. in the Commissioner's 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION : The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) . 



SUBJECTS 



ART ENRICHMENT 



Central City 
Park 



Mission Comm. 
Center 

Moscone 
Parking 
Garage 



Studio Visits 
joe Slusky 
Carmen Garza 

Mary Fuller 
Eye Design 



DISCUSSION AND/OR ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



Examine Art Enrichment Ordinance to determine whether 
Rec and Park Dept. is exempt from Art Commission in- 
volvement or if Art Enrichment is on a voluntary basis; 
Contact City Attorney to ascertain who determines the 
selection of artwork for the Parks in the City and County 
of San Francisco; Visit Center for the Visual Arts and 
review their slide registry for possible candidates for 
C.C.P.; Conduct extensive new search for other artists 
who might serve as possible candidates; Compose letter 
to President Swig explaining results of meeting with 
Tom Malloy, Mary Burns, and Pat Carlisle. 

(Ref: Manton) 

Send memo to Joan Ellison-Wong informing her of meeting 
with Martin Del Campo. (Ref: Manton) 

Collect pertinent information from Mike Mann of the 
Redevelopment Agency re: budget, site, and other 
considerations. 
(Ref: Manton) 

Confirm dates, time, and addresses. 
(Ref: Manton) 



Direct Mary to continue experimentation to obtain a better 
result with the epoxy eye covering and expose to direct 
sunlight for extended period of time. 
(Ref: Manton) 



VISUAL ATRS COMMITTEE MINUTES/ JUNE 15, 1983/PAGE 2 Art CommiSSiOn 

SUBJECTS DISCUSSION AND/OR ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



ART ENRICHMENT cont'd 



SF General 



CIVIC CENTER PROPOSAL 
1. 



Obtain copy of will to verify who has jurisdiction over 
Diego Rivera painting and seek information to determine 
ownership of Frida Kahlo painting. 
(Ref: Manton) 



Copy and distribute Jo Hanson's letter describing proposal 
and concerns; Correct current proposal description by adding 
previously omitted paragraphs; arrange meeting with Pres. 
Swig, Jo Hanson, Lyn Freeman, Helene Fried, and Steve Costa 
to discuss this subject; Consult with Director Ellison-Wong 
to determine who should receive letter; Investigate possibil- 
ity of using this proposal as a pilot for the NEA Art in 
Public Places Grant; 



ART COMM. GALLERY 



1. Reception 



2. 80 Langton Street 



OLD BUSINESS 



1. Amendment of Minutes 
June 3, 1983 



2. Amendment of Minutes 
June 6, 1983 



Make certain invitations have been sent to all those who 
should receive them; Investigate future lunch-time receptions 
to include City Hall and Civic Center population; 

Invite representative from 80 Langton Street to further 
discuss temporary site specific exhibition proposal re- 
garding appropriate guidelines for public works in the 
City Hall vicinity. 



Please refer to #3. "Change in Art Program at SF General" 
"Some issues to be considered are the relocation of certain 
works within the facility, the deacquisition and sale of 
artworks, and the future use of funds generated from the 
sale. " 

Please refer to Reports and Orders #2. Amended to read as 
follows: "Resolution to allow 80 Langton Street Inc. to 
temporarily install site specific works of art at the space 
adjacent to the Art Comm. Gallery. The V.A.C. reserves the 
right to review and approve the proposal." 



NEW BUSINESS 

1. CIVIC DESIGN 

ART ENRICHMENT 
JO HANSON 



Send memo to Civic Design Committee to confirm the V.A.C. 's 
understanding of the new Civic Design Art Enrichment Guide- 
lines to the effect that all decisions whether a project 
is appropriate for Art Enrichment will now be referred to 
the V.A.C. 
(Ref: Manton) 

Request that Peter Fries of Civic Design Committee send 

the newly approved Civic Design Guidelines for Art Enrichment 

to all appropriate agencies. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/JUNE 15, 1983/PAGE 3 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



Art Commission 



NEW BUSINESS cont'd 
CIVIC DESIGN 
ART ENRICHMENT 
JO HANSON 

2. Marina Parking 
Garage 



Investigate possibility of Art Enrichment. 
(Ref: Man ton) 



There being no further business, Chairman LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 5:55 P.M. 
Respectfully submitted, / 



JillJManton 

Visual Arts Committee Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



AGENDA 



Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the 
Visual Arts Committee will be held 
on Wednesday. July 20, 1 983 at 4:00 
P.M. in the Commissioner's Room at 
the San Francisco Public Library. 



I. Confirmation of Studio Visits 

A. Carmen Garza / July 21, 1983 at 11:00 A.M. 

B. Joe Slusky / July 29, 1983 at 11:00 A.M. 

II. Civic Center Proposal 

III. Johnson and Higgins 

Gift of Sculpture to SF Port Commission 

IV. Central City Park 
S 1 i de Review 
Art Commission Status 

V. Performing Arts Garage 

VI . State Office Bui lding 

VII. Art Commission Gallery 

A. SI ide Registry 

B. 80 Langton Street 



IX. 



New Business 
Adjournment 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MINUTES 

July 20, 1983 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, July 20, 1983 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner's Room of the 
San Francisco Public Library. 

ROLL CALL : COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 

1. Johnson & 
Higgins 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate). 

DISCUSSION AND/OR ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



Ms. Margaret Torme reported that Johnson and Higgins would 
like to delegate the administration of the Johnson and Higgins 
Waterfront Art Project to the Arts Commission; 
Staff was directed to send a letter to Ms. Torme confirming the 
Arts Commission position in relation to the project and request- 
ing a return response from Torme and Company in which they accept 
and confirm our understanding of the above; 
Attend July 27, 1983 meeting of the Port Commission to obtain 
Port approval of a site designated for the J&H Waterfront Art 
Project. 
(Ref: Manton) 



Art Comm. 
Gallery 
J. Moran 



Obtain more specific information regardinq Nancy Rubens site- 
specific installation (i.e. dimensions, materials, etc.) for 
presentation at the next meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
on July 26, 1983; Prepare a plaque or sign explaining the NEA 
grant which made the project possible, the project, and the 
process involved; 
(Ref: Moran) 



REPORTS AND 
ORDERS: 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and recommendations 
were made that the following orders be adopted by the Art Comm. 



1. ORDERED: Contract Modi fication/Juana Franklin/ 
Approval of Time Extension 10/31 



Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/JULY 20, 1983/PAGE 2 

REPORTS AND 
ORDERS: 



1. (cont'd) Presented by: 
Motion: 
Seconded by: 
Concensus: 



Dewey Krumpler 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Unanimous 



2. ORDERED: 



Contract Modification/Daniel Gal vez/Approval of time 

extension/ 8/31 

Presented by: Dewey Krumpler 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Robert LaRocca 

Concensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED: Approval/Final Payment/ Cynthia Grace 
Presented by: Dewey Krumpler 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Seconded by: Jo Hanson 
Concensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:15 P.M. 
Respectfully submitted, 




MU Mantdn 

Visual Arts Committee Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



Art Commission 



AGENDA 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

A special meeting of the Visual 
Arts Committee will be held on 
Tuesday, July 26, 1983 at 3:00 PM 
in the Conference Room of the 
San Francisco Art Commission, 
45 Hyde Street, 3rd Floor. 



II. 



Ill 



ART ENRICHMENT /STUDIO VISITS 

A. Carmen Garza/ one year contract extension 

B. Joe Slusky/ visit cancelled on July 29, 1983; 
rescehduled for Aug. 31, 1983 

ART COMMISSION GALLERY 

A. 80 Langton Street/ Judy Moran/ Site Specific Installation 

JOHNSON and HIGGINS WATERFRONT ART PROJECT 
A. Site discussion and review 



IV. CENTRAL CITY PARK 

A. Slide Review 

B. Specifics of Art Commission Involvement 

V. CONSERVATION 

A. Preparation of budget to be submitted on August 2, 1983 for 
new comprehensive fund-raising effort 

B. Application for NEA Grant in Museum Studies to be submitted 
September 26, 1983 



VI 



PERFORMING ARTS GARAGE 
A. Potential Artists 



VII. REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY/FILLMORE CENTER PLAZA 

A. Discussion of Fee for V.A.C. staff person serving on Advisory 
Committee for the selection of artwork. 

VIII. STATE OFFICE BUILDING 

A. Determination of date to meet with Whitson Cox 

IX. PROPER MOVEMENT OF ARTWORKS 

A. Guidelines 

B. Funds 



X. 
XI. 



NEW BUSINESS 
ADJOURNMENT 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



MINUTES 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Tuesday, July 26, 1983 
at 3:00 PM in the Conference Room of the San Francisco Arts Commission. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 
Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



DISCUSSION: 
SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate.) 



1. ART ENRICHMENT 

A. JOE SLUSKY 

B. CARMEN GARZA 



2. ART COMMISSION GALLERY 
A. NANCY RUBINS 
INSTALLATION 



3. JOHNSON 8 HIGGINS WATER- 
FRONT ART PROJECT 



CENTRAL CITY PARK 

CONSERVATION 

PERFORMING ARTS GARAGE 
STATE OFFICE BUILDING 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



STUDIO VISIT RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 31, 1983; 
CONTACT SF WATER DEPT. TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS AN 
OBJECTION TO CARMEN'S CONTRACT EXTENSION 
(Ref: Manton) 



JUDY MORAN OF 80 LANGTON STREET WAS ASKED TO ENSURE 
THAT THERE WOULD BE NOTHING OFFENSIVE ABOUT THE 
INSTALLATION; INVITE PERSONS WORKING AT CITY HALL 
TO VIEW PROGRESS OF INSTALLATION DURING THEIR LUNCH 
HOUR; 



PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF POTENTIAL SITE CONSIDERATIONS 
TO PORT AUTHORITY; CONSULT MR. KIMBERLY OF JOHNSON & 
HIGGINS AS TO HIS SITE PREFERENCE; 
(Ref: Manton) 

ARRANGE MEETING WITH PAT CARLISLE (PROJECT ARCHITECT) 
TO REVIEW RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE V.A.C.; CALL ARTISTS 
TO ACQUIRE MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT ART WORK; 

PROCEED WITH PREPARATION OF NEA CONSERVATION GRANT 
FOR SEPT. 26, 1983 DEADLINE; 
(Ref: Manton) 

INITIATE SEARCH FOR APPROPRIATE ARTISTS; OBTAIN INFORM- 
ATION RELATING TO BAY AREA FIGURATIVE; 

SCHEDULE MEETING WITH STATE ARCHITECT WHITSON COX TO 
DISCUSS DEVELOPMENT OF ART PROGRAM; 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/ JULY 26, 1983/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



PROPER MOVEMENT OF 
ARTWORK 



9. NEW BUSINESS 

A. MARINA PARKING 
GARAGE 



B. CIVIC DESIGN 
ART ENRICHMENT 



REPORTS & ORDERS: 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



CONTACT BERNARD CROTTY OF THE CITY VEHICLE POOL TO 
DETERMINE IF ART COMMISSION COULD HAVE ACCESS TO CITY 
TRUCKS FOR PURPOSES OF RELOCATING ARTWORKS; INVESTIGATE 
FUNDING POSSIBILITIES FOR HIRING PROFESSIONAL ART MOVERS 
WHEN NEEDED; 
(Ref: Manton) 



OBTAIN BUDGET INFORMATION TO DETERMINE IF ART ENRICHMENT 
IS A POSSIBILITY; 



ARRANGE MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 
TO DISCUSS THE PROCESS BY WHICH PROJECTS ARE IDENTIFIED 
AS ART ENRICHMENT PROJECTS; 
(Ref: Manton) 

REPORTS WERE MADE AND THOROUGHLY DISCUSSED AND RECOMMEND- 
ATIONS WERE MADE THAT THE FOLLOWING ORDERS BE ADOPTED BY 
THE ART COMMISSION. 



1. ORDERED: 



2. ORDERED: 



3. ORDERED: 



DESIGN APPROVAL/NANCY RUBINS/SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION/ 
PRESENTED BY: JUDY MORAN/30 LANGTON STREET 
MOTION: JO HANSON 
SECONDED BY: ROBERT LAROCCA 
CONSENSUS: UNANIMOUS 

CONTRACT EXTENSION/ CARMEN GARZA/EXTENSION TO NOV. 1984/ 
PRESENTED BY: JILL MANTON 
MOTION: JO HANSON 
SECONDED BY: ROBERT LAROCCA 
CONSENSUS: UNANIMOUS 

APPROVE CONSULTATION SERVICES OF VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
COORDINATOR TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR THE FILLMORE 
CENTER PLAZA PROJECT FOR THE DURATION OF THE PROJECT. 
PRESENTED BY: JILL MANTON 
MOTION: ROBERT LAROCCA 
SECONDED BY: JO HANSON 
CONSENSUS: UNANIMOUS 



THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, COMMISSIONER LAROCCA ADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 5:35PM. 



RESPECTFULLY SUBMJ 



I 



LL M/VNTON 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEEE COORDINATOR 



MINUTES 
July 29, 1982 



The Visual Arts Committee of the San Francisco Art Commission met in a 
special session held July 29, 1982, in the Mexican Museum, Building D. , 
Fort Mason. The meeting was called to order by acting Committee Chair, 
Peter Rodriguez at 4:20pm. 

ROLL CALL I uiniu issi oners Present Commissioners Absent 

Peter Rodriguez, Acting Chair 
Richard Mayer 
Walter Jebe 
Robert LaRocca 



MURAL RESOURCES 

ONE HOLLAND COURT MURAL DESIGN: JOHN 0. WEHRLE 

Titled, "Ruins of Babel" the mural will depict classical architectural 
elements in orbit around the planet Jupiter; suggesting the success of 
a tower built to the heavens at one time. The work will be executed on a two 
story concrete wall at One Holland Court, a primarily commercial area with 
some senior housing. 

RECOMMENDATION: DESIGN APPROV AL 

A motion to recommend design approval of the One Holland Court 
mural to be executed by John Wehrle was moved and carried. 

BERNAL HEIGHTS LIBRARY MURAL DESIGN: CARLOS ALACALA 

Alacala's design was originally reviewed at the July 21, 1982 Visual Arts 
Committee meeting, at which time the artist was requested to redesign por- 
tions of the mural. In compliance with the Committee request, the artist 
presented a reworked design which met with approval. The mural is scheduled 
for execution on the library facade. 

RECOMMENDATION: DESIGN APPROVAL 

A motion to recommend full design approval of the Bernal Heights 
Library mural by Carlos Alacala, was moved and carried. 

ART ENRICHMENT 



PERFORMING ARTS PARKING FACILITY: MARGARET BRADY; DIRECTOR, PARKING AUTHORITY 

The first in a series of meetings planned to discuss the scope of the P.ji 
Faci li ty(Garage) Art Enrichment Program. A consensus, among those present was 
reached, to concentrate efforts of the Program toward acquisition of a I 
scale, outdoor, sculpture to be located in the vicinity oi 



PARKING FACILITY (cont'd) 

entrance. In recognition of the funding required for large sculptural works, 
it was determined to recommend the maximum Art Enrichment allocation of 
2% of the total capital appropriation for the Garage approximately $90,000 
(including the 5% administrative budget). 

As described in the 21 July 1982 Committee minutes, there currently exists 
no contingency budget for Art Enrichment in the Garage appropriations, there- 
fore Director Brady must request additional project funding and receive approval for, 
prior to the initiation of an Art Enrichment Program. 

RECOMMENDATION: It ALLOCATION LEVEL 

A motion to recommend an Art Enrichment Program allocation 

for the Parking Garage of 2% of the total capital appropriation 

for that facility was moved and carried. 

Commissioner Mayer outlined the various methods by which art work acquisition 
may proceed, for the edification of Director Brady. 

ROUNDTABLE: STAFF PREPARATION 

Staff was requested to review information in the following areas and to 
prepare written reports to include any recommendations they might have: 

- Status of Art Enrichment and Art Festival collections 

- Fiscal management of the Art Enrichment Program 

- S/LP involvement in A/C planning processes 

- Objectives for the municipal gallery (short & long term) 



There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 6:00pm. 
Respectfully submitted, 



L.A. Freeman 

Visual Arts Programs Coordinator 



5ity and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



AGENDA 



August 17, 1983 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, August 17, 1983 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner's 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



AGENDA 



II. 
III. 



ART ENRICHMENT 

A. Carmen Garza/ Contract Extension 

B. Joe Slusky/ Studio Visit 9/8/83 

C. Moscone Parking Garage 

SIMON BOLIVAR STATUE/SITE APPROVAL 

JOHNSON & HIGGINS WATERFRONT ART PROJECT 

A. Discussion of site and appropriate artwork 



IV. 



DOUG STITZEL MAIDEN LANE PROJECT 
A. Sandra Sloane 



V. MISSION COMMUNITY CENTER 

VI. CIVIC CENTER PROPOSAL 



VII. LETTER FROM MARYLY SNOW RE: MISSION BAY PROJECT 
A. REQUEST FOR SUPPORT 



VIII. CENTRAL CITY PARK 

A. MEETING WITH PAT CARLISLE 

IX. NEW BUSINESS 
X. ADJOURNMENT 



2ty and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



AUGUST 17, 1983 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 
August 17, 1983 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner' s Room of the San Francisco Public 
Library . 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Piero Patri 



Peter Rodriguez 



OTHERS PRESENT 

Claire N. Isaacs, Director 
Jill Manton 
There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business . 



DISCUSSION: 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative directives 
suggested (where appropriate) . 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



I. ART ENRICHMENT 
A . Carmen Garza 

SF Water Dept. 



Joe Slusky 

SF Water Dept. 



Moscone Parking 
Garage 



II. SIMON BOLIVAR STATUE 



Is, 


sizes to be 


Discussed 


1. 


Aesthetics 


2. 


Pedestrian 




Access/Safety 


3. 


Truck Stacking 


4. 


Parking 


5. 


Future of Area 



Contact Carmen before next Commission meeting to determine 
if there is any way to complete commission with a 6 month 
extension, as opposed to a year. (Ref : Manton) 

Confirm that the V.A.C. will attend the studio visit 
scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 1983 at 1:30 PM. 

Schedule meeting with Project Architect, Parking Authority 
Director, Margaret Brady, and Parking Authority Engineer, 
Jim Cheng to review architectural plans and identify pos- 
sible sites for the installation of artwork; Prepare 
project budget based on amount allocated for Art Enrichment 
(Ref: Manton) 

Schedule joint meeting of the Visual Arts and Civic Design 
Committees immediately and invite representatives from 
Dept. of Public Works, Traffic Engineering, Utilities/ 
Operations, Planning Commission, Convention Bureau; Obtain 
Master Plan of the Civic Center and any other plans/maps 
with representation of Civi c Center; Obtain drawings with 
traffic flow lines; Inform Jim Gonzales from the Mayor's 
Office of Committee' s proceedings and invite him to attend 
the next meeting; (Ref: Manton) 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/ AUGUST 17, 198 3 /PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS cont'd 

III. JOHNSON & HIGGINS 
WATERFRONT ART 
PROJECT 



IV. DOUGLAS STITZEL/ 
MAIDEN LANE 

V. MISSION COMMUNITY 
CENTER 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/ DISCUSSION 

Initiate search for artwork; Schedule meeting with Mr. 
Kimberely to determine general aesthetic inclination; 
Track progress of Resolution submitted to the Board of 
Supervisors ; (Ref: Manton) 

Determine if Mr. Stitzel would like to expand his consid- 
eration to include more than 1 sculptor, thus enriching 
his concept to a greater degree; 

Clarify Selection Process to be understood as an open 
submission, as opposed to a competetion; Artists should 
be aware that they may submit proposals or slides at no 
cost; (Ref: Manton) 



VI. CENTRAL CITY PARK 



Obtain the work of a few more artists whose sculpture 
might be appropriate for this park; Following this, 
schedule meeting with Pat Carlisle and Tom Malloy for 
review of V.A.C.'s selections; (Ref: Manton) 



PERFORMING ARTS 
GARAGE 



Schedule meeting with Margaret Brady and Tim Duncan to 
discuss theme of "Bay Area Figurative" & consider possi- 
bility of inviting certain artists to produce maquettes 
concordant with this theme; (Ref: Manton) 



NEW BUSINESS 

A. Arthur Brown 
Exhibition at 
City Hall 



Contact person in Roger Boas Office in regard to schedule 
reservation information; 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and recommen- 
dations were made that the following orders be adopted 
by the Arts Commission . 



1. ORDERED: SUPPORT OF EXHIBITION OF ARTHUR BROWN'S WORK AT CITY HALL 

CONCURRENT WITH EXHIBITION AT THE PHILIPPE BONNAFONT 
GALLERY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY 
PRESENTED BY: JILL MANTON 

MOTION: ROBERT LAROCCA 

SECONDED BY: JO HANSON 

CONSENSUS: UNANIMOUS 

There being no further business. Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 6:00 PM. 



Respectfully submitted 
'LI 




Ijill Manton 

Coordinator , Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 




Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



JOINT MEETING: 



Art Commission 



Joan Ellison-Wong 
DIRECTOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE and 



CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 



A special joint meeting of the Visual Arts Committee and the 
Civic Design Committee was held on Wednesday, August 24, 1983 
at 1:30 PM in the Conference Room of the San Francisco Arts 
Commission. 



ROLL CALL : COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Piero Patri 
Dmitri Vedensky 

OTHERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 



Calvin Malone - Planning Commission 
William Marconi - Department of Public Works 
Tim DiMasi - United Exposition Service Company 
Mark Sal esses - San Francisco Convention Facilities 
Jill Manton - Arts Commission 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate). 



SUBJECTS 



Proposed sites for 
installation of the 
Simon Bolivar statue. 

- Plan A 

- Plan B 

- Plan C 

Issues discussed 
relative to proposed 
sites 

- Utility Lines 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



an island located in the middle of Fulton 
Street, on axis with City Hall 
a peninsula located on Fulton Street, 
adjacent to Larkin Street, on axis w/City Hall 
an island located on Fulton Street, approx- 
imately 40 feet from Larkin Street, on axis 
with City Hall 



Bill Marconi reported that there were no 
sewer lines running down the middle of 
Fulton Street. He will obtain information re: 
PG&E, Pacific Telephone, & Water Dept. 



(415) 558-3463 



45 HYDE STREET - ROOM 319 



SAN FRANCISCO. 94102 



JOINT MEETING OF VISUAL ARTS & CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEES/MINUTES/AUGUST 24, 1983/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS cont'd 
- Brooks Hall 



Aesthetics 



- Parking 

- Pedestrian Safety/ Access 

- Turning Radius of Trucks 

- Flagpoles 

III. Discussion of Other Sites 

- United Nations Plaza 

- Ci vie Center Plaza 

IV. Recreation S Park Dept. 

Library Commission 
Mayor Feinstein 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Tim DiMasi and Mark Sal esses stated that each event 
necessitates 7 days of loading/stacking time. Current 
usage of Fulton Street is approximately 70 days/yr. 
Increased usage is expected as a result of low rental 
rates. Larkin Street would be acceptable as an alternate 
stacking area. Plan B was favored in terms of maximum 
stacking space, however, Plan A was favored aesthetically, 
although it would require a forfeit of 50% of the availabli 
stacking space. Plan C would limit the stacking space, 
somewhat, however, trucks could use Larkin Street as an 
alternate area. 

Sculpture should be located on the line of axis from 
City Hall through Civic Center Plaza, continuing through 
the center of the U.N. Plaza; Sculpture should be located 
with a visual relationship to the entrance of the Library; 
The area immediately surrounding the sculpture should 
contain symmetrical shapes; 

Plan B would eliminate parking on the south side of Fulton 
Street; Also considered was the possible elimination of 
parking on the north side of Fulton, directly opposite 
the statue or parking parallel to the curb only. 
Written information on pedestal should be safely accessible 
to pedestrians; 

Placement of sculpture should allow sufficient space for 
turning radius of trucks approaching from Larkin Street; 
Use of existing flagpoles was discussed, however, these 
poles contain no hailliards; Were they to be used, a 
"cherry picker" would have to be employed; 



Statue would be incompatible with the scale of the plaza 

and the existing architecture. In addition, the statue 

would conflict with the modern lighting fixtures in the 

plaza. 

Placement of the statue on one of the grass plazas would 

disturb the symmetrical balance of the Civic Center. 

Inform Tom Malloy of Committee's proposal re: location; 

Determine if Recreation and Park would be responsible for 

maintenance of landscaping, if included as part cf design; 

(Ref: Manton) 

Inform President of Library Commission of Committee's 

proposal re: location; 

(Ref: Manton) 

Inform Mayor Feinstein of Committee's proceedings; Offer 

to schedule meeting at Mayor's convenience to discuss 

Committee's decision, or if preferred by Mayor Feinstein, 

instead, draft letter including issues and considerations 

addressed by Committee in the selection of an appropriate 

location. 

(Ref: Manton) 



JpINT MEETING OF VISUAL ARTS & CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEES/MINUTES/AUGUST 24, 1983/ PAGE 3 



REPORTS AND ORDERS: 



1. ORDERED: 



Reports were made and thououghly discussed and recom- 
mendations were made that the following orders be adopted 
by the Arts Commission. 

Approve general concept of locating statue at Plan (Site)E 

Motion: Dmitri Vedensky 

Seconded by: Piero Patri 

Ayes: (2) Dmitri Vedensky 

Piero Patri 
Nays: ( 1) Jo Hanson 



There being no further business, Commissioner Vedensky adjourned the meeting at 3:45 PM. 



Respectfully submitted, 

/ 

m 




Jill Manton 

Visual Arts Program Coordinator 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




JOINT MEETING: 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE & CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 
MINUTES 



30 August 1983 

A special joint meeting of the Visual Arts Committee and the Civic Design Committee 
was held on Tuesday, August 30, 1983 at 2:00 PM in the Conference Room of the Arts 
Commission . 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Piero Patri 
Dmitri Vedensky 

OTHERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



Claire N. Isaacs, Director 

William Marconi, Chief, Bureau of Engineer ing/DPW 

Jill Manton, Coordinator , Visual Arts Program 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business . 



DISCUSSION: 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate) . 



SITE DETERMINATION/ 
INSTALLATION OF 
SIMON BOLIVAR 
STATUE 

A. Truck Stacking/ 
Parking 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



Commissioner Hanson suggested a parking plan for Fulton 
Street that would adopt itself to truck usage, whereas 
parking meters would be bagged to indicate no car parking 
and trucks would be able to utilize both sides of Fulton 
Street, as required. Commissioner LaRocca stated that this 
method would not be effective , for the public might not 
understand that the area was alternately open and closed 
for parking, subject to truck usage, and thus, should not 
be relied upon. Commissioner Patri also challenged Com- 
missioner Hanson's calculation of the projected percentage 

of the time that the street would be used for stacking, 
stating that the shows at the Civic Auditorium are of a 
consumer nature, thus attracting a week-end audience, which 
would necessitate truck loading and stacking during weekdays. 



VISUAL ARTS S CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/August 30, 1983/Page 2 
SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 



B. Scale vs. Cost 



Plan A 
(Reasons for:) 



D. Plan A 

(Reasons against: ) 



William Marconi 



Commissioner Vedensky stated that a strong argument 
in favor a Plan A is that it necessitates a small 
scale development, thus the cost involved would be 
significantly less. 

Commissioner Hanson stated the purview of the Arts 
Commission is the design issue regarding the placement 
of the statue, however, in addition to aesthetic 
considerations , the Arts Commission should take into 
account factors such as: traffic, truck usage, and 
safety. Commissioner Hanson went on to say that our 
function in the placement of the statue is to strengthen 
intent of existing architectural design. Plan A empha- 
sizes the importance of the axis extending from the 
center of City Hall, through the Civic Center Plaza 
to Market Street. Plan A placement is consistant with 
symmetrical character of the Civic Center. Commissioner 
Hanson also stated that the mid-block placement would 
be safer in terms of traffic considerations , ensuring 
visibility of approach for oncoming traffic, whereas 
Plan B, would somewhat obscure this visibility . Com- 
missioner Patri disagreed with this statement. Com- 
mmissioner LaRocca, making reference to the intent of 
previous Master Plans for the design of the Civic Center 
stated that future use of the street should be consid- 
ered. Given that all present agreed that the center 
axis is important in the placement of the statue, Com- 
missioner LaRocca stated that possible future use of 
the street as a pedestrian walkway would make the 
consideration of a secondary axis more important. 

Commissioner Patri stated that Plan A would not be 
as safe as the previously proposed Plan B and in 
addition, it would interfere with truck usage of the 
street. In response to Commissioner Hanson' s concept 
regarding flexible parking arrangements , Commissioner 
Patri stated that parking arrangements should not be 
so random. He raised the question if the issue of 
visual preference is the most important issue before 
the Commission, and if so, are other negative impacts 
acceptable in terms of our visual preference? 

Mr. Marconi stated that Plan A would be feasible 
in terms of traffic and parking operations. He suggested 
the conversion of Fulton Street into a one way street 
with limited meter parking. When he has received infor- 
mation regarding location of power and water lines, he 
will prepare an estimate, including these costs as to 
what the installation will cost. He will initiate the 
necessary legislation regarding changes in traffic & 
parking. 



VISUAL ARTS & CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/AUGUST 30, 1983/PAGB 3 



SUBJECTS cont'd 



ADMIN ISTRA TIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 



F. United Nations Plaza 



The Committee addressed Tom Malloy's proposal 
that the statue be placed in the plaza, adjacent 
to Hyde Street, inbetween the Federal Bldg. and the 
Orpheum Theatre. The Committee stated that the 
scale of the statue would be inappropriate for the 
size of the plaza and inconsistant with the lighting 
fixtures and architectural design. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and 
recommendations were made that the following orders 
be adopted by the Arts Commission. 



1 . ORDERED: 



Rescind previous Committee proposal to locate statue 
of Simon Bolivar at Plan(Site)B, whereas further 
exploration of problems and possibilities have impelled 
the Committee to select Plan A, provided that the 
traffic situation can be satisfactorily resolved. 



Motion: 
Seconded by: 
Consensus: 



Jo Hanson 

Dmi tri Vedensky 

Unanimous Approval 



2. ORDERED: In recognition of the purview of the Arts Commission 

as one concerned with the issues of design, the 
Visual Arts Committee and the Civic Design Committee 
propose that the statue of Simon Bolivar be located 
mid-block on Fulton Street, on one axis with the 
center of City Hall and on another axis with the 
center of the Library, thus congruent with the previous 
intent of the Master Plan for the design of the Civic 
Center, and thus, serving as the next step in the 
implementation and manifestation of this Master Plan; 
whereas, the Visual Arts Committee and the Civic Design 
Committee have received preliminary indication from 
Traffic Engineering, Department of Public Works, and 
the Convention Center Facilities that this location 
is feasible and operational. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Dmitri Vedensky 
Consensus: Unanimous Approval 

There being no further business. Commissioner Vedensky adjourned the meeting at 4:15PM. 



Respectfully submitted , 




/folliyy— ^ 



Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



MINUTE 



Art Commission 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, September 21, 1983 at 3=30 PM in the offices of Fong & LaRocca 
at 609 Mission Street, 6th Floor. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 



Jo Hanson 



Others Present 

Claire Isaacs 

Dewey Krumpler 
Ray Patlan 
Sandra Slone 
Jill Manton 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



Sandra Slone 
Maiden Lane 



Mural Design 
Approval/Ray 
Patlan 

Laguna Honda 
Hospi tal/Mural 
Remova 1 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested(where appropriate). 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Sandra stated that the proposed location for the sculpture 
was Grant Avenue. Her concept is to place 5 pedestals, 6ft. 
in height, equidistant from one another along Grant Avenue 
between Geary St. and Maiden Lane. The sculpture, to be 
placed upon the pedestal would be an approximate 3?ft. in 
height . Issues discussed were: 1. Trees: possible replacement 
with pedestals and sculpture; function of greenery in this 
location; possibility of removing or replacing cement planters 

2. Existing architecture: Is this proposed design congruent 
with existing architecture? Will it be appropriate for a 
proximity to the future facade of the new Tiffany's? 

3. Symmetry: Will 5 Pedestals and sculpture placed on one 
side of Grant Avenue create an imbalance and lack of symmetry? 
Investigate whether trees are a part of Grant Avenue beauti- 
cation? Contact Mr. Stitzel and request that he attend the 
next meeting of the Visual Arts Commi ttee. (Ref : Manton) 

Modify hand design; Inform community of proposed changes 
and submit to Visual Arts Committee for review and approval; 
(Ref: Patlan) 

Contact Blue Peter for information regarding removal, storage, 
and protection; Consult with Fine Arts Museum and SFMoMa for 
their recommendations. (Ref: Manton) 



Art Commission 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/SEPTEMBER 21, 1983/PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

IV. Art Enrichment 

A. Central City The following artistswere recommended as finalists 
Park to be presented to Pat Carl i s le (Project Architect) 

and Tom Mai loy (Project Agency): 
Paul Harris 
Fred Hunnicutt 
Will? am Ki ng 
Sandra Shannonhouse 
Anthony Smith 
Jeff Whymann 

Contact Pat Carlisle to review Committee's recommendation 
prior to scheduling meeting with Tom Mai loy; Obtain mater- 
ials regarding Ruth Asawa's wall design and present to 
V.A.C. for review and approval; (Ref: Manton) 

B. Huntington Visit site and appraise aesthetic aspects of design 
Falls and construction; (Ref: LaRocca) 

V. Arts Festival/84 Discuss budget considerations; Search for new Director: 
(Ref: Isaacs) 

REPORTS AND ORDERS Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and recommenda- 
tions were made that the following orders be adopted by 
the Arts Commission. 

1. ORDERED: Design Approval (in pr i nci pie) /Ray Patlan/ pending modif- 

ication of hand design. Artist must inform community of 

all proposed alterations and must resubmit to V.A.C. for 

review and approval. 

Motion: Roselyne C. Swig 

Seconded by: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous (pendi ng design modification) 

2. ORDERED: Approva I /Contract Modi f icat ion/Phasel I of Huntington Falls/ 

subject to Robert LaRocca's aesthetic appraisal and site 

i nspect ion . 

Motion: Roselyne C. Swig 

Seconded by: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approve presentation of a special Certificate of Honor 

to the 8 Artists who participated in the Coit Tower 
W.P.A. Mural Project. 

k. ORDERED: Approval to remove and relocate mural at Laguna Honda 

Hospital, pending consultation with appropriate persons 
regarding this kind of work. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Seconded by: Roselvne Swig 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 
6:15 PM. 



Respectful ly submitted, 
Jill Manton, Coordinator, Vi 



sual Arts Committee 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




Dianne Feinslein 
MAYOR 



CLAIRE ISAACS 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky. Jr. 
Vice President 



The Visual Arts Committee will not convene on Wednesday, October 19, 
1983 as previously scheduled for its regular monthly meeting due to 
the absences of Commissioners LaRocca and Hanson. This meeting has 
been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 1983 at 4:00 PM in the 
offices of Fong and LaRocca, 609 Mission Street, 6th Floor. 



Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 

Jo Hanson 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



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Juana Anita Franklin 

Final Mural Design Approval 

New Art Enrichment 

A. San Francisco Zoo Electrical Pump Station 

Presented by: Bruce Flynn, Bureau of Architecture 

Arts Festival 84 

A. Budget 

B. Dates 
Presented by: 



Claire Isaacs 



Art Enrichment/Project Discussion 

A. Performing Arts Garage 

Discussion of Bay Area Figurative Proposal 
Presented by: Commissioner Hanson 

B. Johnson and Higgins Waterfront Art Project 
Report and slide review 

C. Moscone Parking Garage 

1. Selection Panel 

2. Report of Parking Authority's concerns re: 
stained glass or glass art 

D. Role of Project Agency and/or Architect in 
determining geographic eligibility and selection 
process 

E. Joe Slusky/Contract Payment Authorization 



Request for Design Approval 

Richard Stoots/Isadora Duncan Memorial 



VI. 



Doug Stitzel/Union Square 100/Sandra Slone 



VII. 
VIII. 



New Business 
Adjournment 



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Commissioners 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
September 28, 1983 



Claire Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky. Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 

Jo Hanson 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



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A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 
September 28, 1983 at 4:15 PM in the Director's Office of the Mexican 
Museum. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 

OTHERS PRESENT 

Claire Isaacs 
Mary Killian 
Dewey Krumpler 
Ray Patlan 
Jill Manton 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



Discussion: 



ARTS FESTIVAL 
Location 
Jury Process 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate.) 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



It was agreed that the festival should remain at Fort 
Mason. A discussion followed regarding the continuance 
of the jury system. Commissioner Swig suggested that the 
AC Advisory Board be consulted regarding the process of 
selecting artists. Commissioner Swig also directed Ms. 
Isaacs to refer to the minutes from the "Wrap-Up" Round 
Table and Helaine Fortgang's report for more information 
regarding the Festival. Commissioner Swig stated the 
importance of establishing a well-planned network of 
volunteers and also suggested that a new source of revenue 
might be derived form inviting purveyors of the fine arts 
to exhibit. In addition, Commissioner Swig stated the 
need to develop and include more programming in the Per- 
forming Arts. Commissioner Rodriguez stated that early 
planning for increased signage and billboard use would 
be effective. Commissioner Swig stated that the 1984 
budget would most likely approximate the 1983 budget. 
It was also agreed that there should be procedural changes 



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ADMINISTRATIVES DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont ' d 



ARTS FESTIVAL 1984 



made regarding the delivery and return of art work. A 
question raised for the consideration of the Committee 
was the overall meaning and intent of the Festival. The 
Visual Arts Committee further agreed on the importance of 
planned continuous activities during the weekdays. Various 
groups should be invited and informed that they may schedule 
a day at the Festival. Re: transportation: Muni should be 
alerted; Investigate possibility of using City Vehicle Pool 
to provide transportation to senior citizens and schools; 
Notify Tour Companies so that they might include the Fest- 
ival in their tours of the City. Commissioner Swig also 
stressed the importance of obtaining a Festival Director 
within the next 30 days so that planning, fund-raising, and 
PR could be initiated. 



II. RAY PATLAN/MURAL DESIGN APPROVAL 

The Committee objected to the palm down position of the 
left hand in the mural design feeling that it could be 
connoted as oppressive or suppressive in gesture. The 
Committee also anticipated a potential problem if an 
individual felt that the hands covered or obscured a part 
of his/her history or information. The Visual Arts Committee 
members thought that, more appropriately, the hands should 
embrace , contain, or receive, rather than suppress. The 
Artist was directed to revise the design and present it 
to the Visual Arts Committee i hour before the meeting of 
the full Commission on October 3, 1983. 



III. CENTRAL CITY PARK 



Invite Pat Carlisle to attend a meeting of the VAC to 
discuss the status of artist selection and the terms and 
condition of the selection process. Contact Steve Diaz, 
(in the absence of Judy Teichman) to discuss the issue of 
jurisdiction regarding art work to be placed on park pro- 
perty. (Ref: Manton) 



PORTSMOUTH SQUARE 
TOTLOT 



Commissioner Rodriguez stated that the ceremony should 
focus on small children. He suggested that neighborhood 
restaurants be contacted for possible donations of ice 
cream and fortune cookies. Schedule field trip for VAC 
to visit Mary Fuller in Petaluma and make final approval 
of the completed sculpture, previous to transporting the 
animals to the Totlot. (Ref: Manton) 



JOHNSON & HIGGINS 



PERFORMING ARTS 
GARAGE 



Contact Pepsico in New York to obtain catalog of corporate 
collection; Arrange meeting with Mr. Kimberly to demon- 
strate the quality and extent of other corporate collections; 
Compose a more detailed program statement for distribution. 
(Ref: Manton) 

The Committee. , discussed. . . , . . . ,_ . ,_ 

Commissioner Hanson T s proposal that artists representative 

of the Bay Area Figurative Movement be invited to create 
a figurative design incorporating elements of the perform- 
ing arts as an individual, yet, collaborative effort. 
Project funding was discussedand analyzed as to what real- 
istically could be accomplished. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/ SEPTEMBER 28, 1983/PAGE 3 

SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 



VI. 



PERFORMING ARTS 
GARAGE 



CONSERVATION & 
MAINTENANCE 



VIII. MISSION BAY HOUSING 



Jill Manton reported the NEA response to the Arts Commission's 
Letter of Intent to apply for an Art in Public Places Grant 
stated that the NEA review panel did not think that the 
Performing Arts Garage offered much potential for the fulfill- 
ment of the Art in Public Places application objectives. 
Commissioner LaRocca instructed staff to photograph the 
building so that the VAC could determine which facade would 
be most appropriate for the incorporation of art work. Staff 
was also instructed to develop a program statement outlining 
the goals, objectives, scale and dimensional information. 

Ms. Isaacs stated that the appropriate manner to pursue this 
would be to include a budget request in the submission of 
the annual budget. 

Check with Kathyrn Reasoner of the State/Local Program 
regarding this issue. 
(Ref: Manton) 



There being no further business. Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 6:20 PM. 



Respectfully submitted 



- ui m 



Jill Manton 
Visual Arts Committee Coordinator 



aty and County of San Francisco 




Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

A special meeting of the Visual 
Arts Committee will be held on 
Thursday, September 28, 1983 at 
4:00 PM in the Director's Office 
of the Mexican Museum. 



AGENDA 



I. 



Arts Festival 1984 



II. Mural Resource Center/Dewey Krumpler 
A. Design Approval: Ray Patlan 

III. Art Enrichment/Slide Review and Project Discussion 

A. Totlot/Progress Report 

B. Mi 11 brae Water Facility/ Joe Slusky/Studio Visit 

C. Johnson and Higgins 

D. Performing Arts Garage 

E. Moscone Parking Garage 

F. SF General Hospital 

IV. Initiation of a Resolution to be presented to the Board of 
Supervisors to support the allocation of funds to the Arts 
Commission so that the maintenance and conservation of the 
City's art collection and monuments may be implemented as 
mandated in the Charter. 



V. Initiation of an Ordinance to be presented to the Board of 
Supervisors regarding international gift acceptance, review, 
and placement. 

VI. Mission Bay Project/Request for Arts Commission endorsement 
of artists ' position. 

VII . New Business 

VIII. Adjournment 




Jity and County of San Francisco Art Commission 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

OCTOBER 26, 1983 

M I N U T E S 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 
October 26, I983 at ^4:00 PM in the offices of Fong and LaRocca, 609 Mission 
Street, 6th Floor. 

ROLL CALL : COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Jo Hanson Peter Rodriguez 

Robert LaRocca 

OTHERS PRESENT 

Margy Boyd 

Bruce Flynn 

Juana Alicia Franklin 

Lyn Freeman 

Claire Isaacs 

Modesto Lanzone 

John McCaron 

Jill Manton 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate). 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATES DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

I. Juana Alicia Franklin Juana mentioned that graffiti problems will be 
Final Mural Design rectified with the application of Lucitron. 
Approval Investigate whether murals will be included in 

conservation efforts. (Ref: Manton) 

II. New Art Enrichment Bruce suggested that an alternate site at the zoo might 
San Francisco Zoo be more appropriate for a work of art since this site 
Electrical Pump Station has limited visibility. 
Presented by: Bruce Flynn Investigate legality of using Art Enrichment funds in 

a location other than the site of the construction. 
(Ref: Manton) 

Gather information regarding concerns and priorities of 
Zoo Committee and investigate extent of the zone of pump 
atation. (Ref: Flynn) 

III. Art Enrichment Procedure The Visual Arts Committee agreed to accept a format and 

procedure as prepared by J. Manton for the review and 
categorization of artists' work. The Committee also 
stated that the input of the Project Agency ,archi tect , 
and community would be welcome and given serious consid- 
eration. Develop pool of artists who might serve on 
Selection Panels. (Ref: Manton) 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/OCTOBER 26, 1983/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS cont'd 



III 



Art Enrichment 

A. Performing Arts Garage 



IV. Art Commission Gallery 
A. Exhibition Approval 



B. Exhibition Approval/ 
Heather McGi 1 1 



C. Next Gal lery Exhibit 



D. Lyn Freeman 

Announcement of Resig- 
nation 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



Schedule meeting to discuss concept of Bay Area 
Figurative as proposed by Jo Hanson. She briefly 
explained the concept as follows: Bronze figures 
representative of the performing arts would be 
installed upon the facade of the building. Depending 
upon budget, one or more artists would be commissioned. 
A local foundry would be contracted to fabricate the 
work. 

Invite Elmer Bischoff, Henry Hopkins, Margaret Brady, 
Roselyne Swig, Tim Duncan, and Supervisors Ward and 
Renne. (Ref: Manton) 



Lyn Freeman requested approval to schedule an exhibi- 
tion for Feb. /Mar. 1984 entitled "Controversial Public 
Art" curated by, and originating from the Milwaukee 
Arts Museum. The exhibition will include pa i nt i ng .photo 
murals, and work in bronze and ceramic. This exhibition 
would also include Robert Arneson's "Portrait of George" 
This exhibition will necessitate extensive pre-planning. 
Lyn Freeman presented a proposed budget for the exhibit 
allocating funds for rental, transportation, publicity 
and installation costs. Modesto Lanzone and Margy Boyd 
stated that the Gallery Board would raise funds to cover 
the cost of the exhibition and indicated their strong 
support of the exhibition and their firm belief that 
the exhibition would serve to give the gallery a sense 
of identity in the Bay Area arts community. 
Pi rect i ves 

Consult Mrs. Swig regarding the contents of the exhibit. 
Review budget with Mrs. Nemorovski of Finance Committee. 
Investigate possibility of other museums or institutions 
interested in subsequent exhibition of work as a means 
of defraying transportation and rental costs. 
Summarize proposal and send to all Commissioners pre- 
vious to November 7, 1983 Commission meeting. 
(Ref: Freeman, McCaron) 

John McCaron explained that the performance would use 
both audio and visual and make use of biological imagery 
It will take place in the vacant lot adjacent to the 
gallery. It will be scheduled for two nights only. John 
and Lyn said that the lot would be cleaned out previous 
to the performance and a disclaimer of liability would 
be issued to all persons entering the lot. 

John McCaron, Assistant Director of the Art Commission 
Gallery will curate the next exhibition. It most likely 
will include performance, film and installation. 

Claire Isaacs announced that Lyn Freeman had resigned 
as Director of the Art Commission Gallery. Claire 
expressed praise and appreciation for Lyn's long and 
devoted efforts at the Arts Commission, and expressed 
the Commission's sadness at her departure as well as 
our best wishes and congratulations on Lyn's engagement. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/OCTOBER 26, 1983/PAGE 3 

SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

IV. Art Commission Gallery 

E. Search for new A search for a new aallery Director shall be initiated. 

Director A job description will be developed and candidates will 

be screened and selected by the Gallery Advisory Board, 

a member of the Visual Arts Committee, and the Director 

of the Arts Commission. 

V. Richard Stoots The Committee stated that approval of a maquette is 
Isadora Duncan Memorial relative to and dependent upon the site where it will 

be installed. Request that the artist provide the Committee 
with photographs of the proposed sites for their review. 
(Ref: Manton) 

VI. Arts Festival 84 Claire Isaacs reported recommendations made by the Finance 

Committee regarding budget issues. Ms. Isaacs also indi- 
cated her preference for the following Festival dates: 
May 21 to June k or June 19 to July h. She also asserted 
the need to have a broader-based community and ethnic 
involvement in the Festival. 

VII.SF General Hospital The Committee instructed that a very thorough search 

should be conducted, consulting medical, maintenance, 
and custodial staff in the search for missing or misplaced 
works of art. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and recommendations were made that the 
following orders be adopted by the Arts Commission. 

1. ORDERED: Final Mural Design Approval/Juana Alicia Frankl i n/"Las 

Lechugeras" 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Robert LaRocca 

Concensus: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Approval for Bruce Flynn(Bureau of Architecture) to develop 

specific project concerning Art Enrichment at the Zoo and to 

return to the Visual Arts Committee for suggestions regarding 

art i sts . 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval to adopt the use of the attached forms as part of the 

procedure to review work, categorize amd select finalists for 
various Art Enrichment Projects. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Seconded by: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/OCTOBER 26, 1983/PAGE k 
REPORTS AND ORDERS cont'd 
k. ORDERED: 



Gallery Exhibition Approva 1 /"Controvers ia 1 Public Art"/subject 
to other necessary approvals from Finance Committee and full 



Commi ss ion . 
Mot ion : 
Seconded by 
Consensus : 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Unanimous 



ORDERED: 



7. ORDERED: 



ORDERED: Gallery Exhibition Approval/Heather McGill/Audio and Visual 
Performance/To be located in vacant lot adjacent to gallery, 
pending disclaimer of City liability and investigation of sound 
level restrictions. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Seconded by: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Approve participation of Project Agencyand/or Architect in 
advisory capacity when serving on Selection Panel. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Selection Panel for Mission Community Center to include: 

representation from Recreation and Park Dept, Architectural 

firm of Martin Del Campo, and Rene Yanez. 

EI ig i bi 1 i ty : open 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Selection Panel for the Moscone Parking Garage to include: 
Margaret Brady from the Parking Authority, a representative 
from Redevelopment Agency (only if legally required), and 
either Sid Gordin or Phil Linares. 
EI igibi 1 i ty : open 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Seconded by: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Approval to include Jack Zajac and Joan Brown as two of the six 

artists recommended as finalists for the Central City Park and 

approval to remove William King and Jeff Whymann from the list of 

finalists. Total revised list to include: 

Sandra Shannonhouse Paul Harris 

Anthony Smith Jack Zajac 

Fred Hunnicut Joan Brown 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Seconded by: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 7:15PM. 



8. ORDERED: 



9. ORDERED: 



Respectfully submitted, 

Jill Manton 

Visual Arts Committee Coordinator 



tty and County of San Francisco Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

The Visual Arts Committee will not convene on Wednesday, October 19, 1983 
as previously scheduled for its regular monthly meeting due to the absences 
of Commissioners LaRocca and Hanson. This meeting has been rescheduled 
for Wednesday, October 26, 1983 at 4:00 PM in the offices of Fong and 
LaRocca, 609 Mission Street, 6th Floor. 



I. Juana Anita Franklin/Final Mural Design Approval 

II. New Art Enrichment 

A. San Francisco Zoo Electrical Pump Station 

Presented by: Bruce Flynn, Bureau of Architecture 

III. Art Enrichment/Project Discussion 

A. Performing Arts Garage 

Discussion of Bay Area Figurative Proposal/Jo Hanson 

B. Johnson and Higgins Waterfront Art Project 
Report of work reviewed by Mr. Kimberly 
Slide review 

C. Moscone Parking Garage 
Selection Panel 

Report of Parking Engineer's concerns re: stained 
glass or glass art 

D. Role of Project Agency in determining geographic 
eligibility and selection process 

E. Joe Slusky /Contract Payment Authorization 
Progress Report/Photographs representing resolve of 
sculptural form 

IV. Discussion re: procedure for Richard Stoot's Isadora Duncan 
Design Approval 

V. Doug Stitzel/Union Square 100 Project/Sandra Slone 

VI. New Business 

/II. Adjournment 



3ty and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



commissioners 



ftoselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

/ernon Alley 
rimothy Duncan 
?redrick Goerner 
lo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
'iero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Jay Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

residents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee wil 
be held on Wednesday, November 1 6th , 1983 at ^ : 00 PM in the 
Commissioners' Room on the third floor of the San Francisco 
Publ ic Library. 



I. 

I I. 

III. 
IV. 



VI . 
VI I. 



Doug Sti tzel/Maiden Lane Project 

Daniel Galvez/Final Payment Authorization 
Presented by: Cathy Cinnater 

Richard Weinberger/Maquette Design and Exhibition 
Approva 1 

Art Enrichment Projects 

A. Performing Arts Garage 

B . Huntington Fa 1 1 s 

C. Determination of dates for slide review 

Discussion of Exhibition Selection Policy for Art 

Commi ssion Gal lery 

Presented by: Claire Isaacs 

New Business 

Adjournment 



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**** SPECIAL MEETING **** 

TO: THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

FROM: JILL MANTON 

COORDINATOR, VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM 

RE: ART ENRICHMENT SLIDE REVIEW 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee has been scheduled 
for Wednesday, November 23, 1983 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM in the 
Director's office of the Mexican Museum. 

The express purpose of this meeting will be the initial review and 
categorization of slides submitted for the four available public 
art commissions . 



I look forward to seeing you there. 



3ty and County of San Francisco 




ommissioners 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Arts Commission 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



ISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



toselyne C. Swig 
President 

)mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

'ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 
redrick Goerner 
o Hanson 
lobert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
Villiam Paterson 
iero Patri 
'eter Rodriguez 
Lay Taliaferro 

)x Officio Members: 

residents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



MINUTES 

NOVEMBER 16, 1983 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, November 16, 1 983 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner's 
Room on the third floor of the San Francisco Public Library. 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
ROBERT LA ROCCA 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 

OTHERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



CLAIRE ISAACS, DIRECTOR 
REGINA ALMAGUER 
CATHY CINNATER 
DANIEL GALVEZ 
JOHN MC CARON 
DOUG STITZEL 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business, 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate). 



Doug Stitzel/ 
Maiden Lane Project 



I I. 



Daniel Galvez/ 
Final Payment 
Author i zat ion 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Mr. Stitzel stated that he was exploring different 
sites on the sidewalk in which to place the sculp- 
ture. He explained that, most likely, the sculpture 
would be permanently installed along Grant Avenue. 
Mr. Stitzel jtated that the budget for this project 
would be a maximum amount of $200,000 and that no 
final decisions would be made until the spring 
when tenants had been obtained for the building. 

Send Mr. Stitzel a notice with the time, date and 
location of Visual Arts Committee sculpture slide 
screenings. (Ref: Manton) 

Slides were presented of the completed project. 



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SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 

III. Mural Resource Center Ms. Cinnater stated that the Jobs Bill Project would 

provide new funding in the amount of $100,000 to 0CD. 
This funding will be given to the Mural Program to 
facilitate the hiring of unemployed artists to work with 
and assist Mural Project artists. 

Richard Weinberger/ Commissioner Hanson mentioned the concern of the Library 

Request to exhibit Commission regarding the placement of sculpture on their 

sculpture in front of property. The Committee agreed that no work would be 

Library. considered for placement at the Library at this time. 

Inform artist, if he is interested in considering another 
public site, that he should submit more specific information 
regarding scale, exact location, medium and materials, 
insurance provisions, installation plans, and structural 
support. (Ref: Manton) 



IV. 



VI. 



VI I 



Gifts of Art to the 
City 



Performing Arts 
Garage 



Hunt i ng ton Fa 1 1 s 



Director Isaacs stated that she had been informed by Betty 
Guimares of the Mayor's office that the Mayor will issue a 
statement stating that any gifts of art to the City must 
go through the Arts Commission. Ms. Isaacs indicated her 
concern that there will be no additional funding to handle 
the increase in administrative workload, nor any present 
allocation of funds in the budget to provide for the future 
maintenance and care of gifts of art. 

The letter to invite Richard Diebenkorn to design a figural 
sculpture for the Performing Arts Garage was reviewed. 
Commissioner Hanson will meet will Jill Manton (staff ) to 
discuss some revision. A discussion followed regarding the 
issue of asking a painter to translate his ideas into the 
medium of sculpture. 

Commissioner LaRocca reported that the reconstruction to 
date is satisfactory. He had made some suggestions regarding 
alterations which will be made by Rock and Waterscape Co. 



VI I I 



Art Commission 

Gallery Director Isaacs commented that there are too many levels of 

A. Exhibition Policy administrative controls in the gallery exhibition policy. 

This tends to delay the process and consume staff time. 
Ms. Isaacs requested that as Executive Director, she be 
allowed to exert executive discretion in the approval of 
future exhibitions. Ms. Isaacs would consult the appropriate 
committees if the exhibition was of a controversial or 
sensitive nature. 

B. Advisory Board John McCaron, Acting Director of the gallery, stated that 
Nominees the Chair members of the Advisory Board had nominated ^ new 

persons to be appointed to the Board. He also announced the 
resignation of Michael Bell who will be applying for the 
Directorship of the Gallery. The k nominees are as follows: 
David Ireland, Marthat Campbell, Tom Fraley, and Ann Walker. 

Mary Fuller/Visit to , » 

approve completed work Schedule visit for the Visual Arts Committee. (Ref: Manton; 



Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/NOVEMBER 16, 1983/PAGE 3 



REPORTS S ORDERS Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee 
recommended that the following orders be adopted by the Arts 
Commi ss ion . 

1. ORDERED: Final Design Approval/Daniel Galvez, Mural ist 

Motion: Commissioner LaRocca 
Seconded by :Commi ss ioner Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Approval to enter into contract with Ms. Cinnater as Project 

Adminstrator of Mural Programs funded by the New Jobs Bill. 
Motion: Commissioner Hanson 
Seconded by: Commissioner LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval for staff to carry out a proposal to communicate with 

Richard Diebenkorn to discuss a figural sculpture for the 

Performing Arts Garage. 

Motion: Commissioner Hanson 

Seconded by: Commissioner Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED: 



Approval to allow Art Commission Director to review exhibits and 



approve them except for those exhibi 
controversial nature. 
Motion: Commissioner Hanson 
Seconded by: Commissioner Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



tions of a sensitive and 



ORDERED: 



Approval of four new nominees to Gallery Advisory Board 
David Ireland, Tom Fraley, Martha Campbell, Ann Walker 
Motion: Commissioner Hanson 
Seconded by: Commissioner Rodriguez 
Consensus Unanimous 



There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Ji.Jl Manton^ 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 

****Meet?ng notes taken by Regina Almaguer and prepared by Jill Manton 



)ity and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




ommissioners 



loselyne C. Swig 
President 

)mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 
redrick Goerner 
o Hanson 
obert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
iero Patri 
eter Rodriguez 
lay Taliaferro 

ix Officio Members: 

residents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



UAL ARTS COMMITT 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 1983 at *i:00 PM 
in the Commissioner's Room of the San Francisco Public 
Library. 



II. 



III. 



V. 

VI. 
VII. 

VI I I 

IX. 
X. 

XI . 
XI I . 



N D 



Mural Resource Center 

Final Payment Approval/Emmanuel Montoya 

Dudley Carter 

Request to relocate temporarily for purposes 

of salvation and restoration 

New Art Enrichment 

A. Griffith Pump Station 

Screening Schedule for Review of Artists' Work 

A. Johnson and Higgins Waterfront Art Project 

B. Moscone Parking Garage 

C. Mission Community Center 

Mary Ful ler/Tot lot 
Final Design Approval 

Arts Festival '8h 

SF General 

A. Cinco de Mayo Celebrat ion/ I nsta 1 lat ion 
of Diego Rivera Painting 

Joe Slusky/Mi 1 Ibrae Water Facility 
Contract Payment Authorization 

Art Commission Gallery 

New Business 

Old Business 

Adjournment 



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MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



ommissioners 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 



toselyne C. Swig 
President 



DECEMBER 21, 1983 



)mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

'ernon Alley 
'imothy Duncan 
'redrick Goerner 
o Hanson 
tobert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
Villiam Paterson 
'iero Patri 
'eter Rodriguez 
tay Taliaferro 

!x Officio Members: 

residents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, December 21, 1983 in the Commissioner's Room of the 
San Francisco Public Library. 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 

OTHERS PRESENT 

Cathy Cinnater 
Nancy London 
Emmanuel Montoya 
Jill Manton 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) . 



SUBJECTS 

I. Final Mural Design 
Approva 1 /Emmanue 1 
Montoya 

II. Dudley Carter, 
"Goddess of the 
Forrest" 



Beach Chalet 
WPA Murals 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



Emmanuel Montoya presented slides of the sculpture. 
J. Manton reported that Rec & Park had been con- 
tacted regarding the relocation of the sculpture 
to an area where the artist could restore and 
salvage whatever was possible. Rec & Park was 
also asked about the availability of funds for this 
endeavor. 

[Contact DPW, either John Hines or Bernard Crotty 
to determine if a City vehicle would be available 
to transport the sculpture.] Ref: Manton 

[Contact appropriate person at Rec & Park asap 
to arrange for Visual Arts Committee visit to 
inspect condition of mural.] Ref: Manton 



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SUBJECTS cont'd 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 



Arts Festival 84 
Nancy London 



Ms. London asked the Commissioners to consider the 
purpose and intent of the Awards of Honors to that 
they also consider who they might wish to nominate. 
She brought up the issue of relocating the Awards 
presentation and exhibition to the festival and 
suggested that it might be included as part of the 
Preview Party. Discussion followed regarding the parties 
to be held for artists and jurors and the associations 
that each will hold. The pros and cons of a local jury 
was discussed. 

[Develop a pre-festival flyer that could be distributed 
to the Street Artists and craftsperson to inform them 
of the coming festival. Obtain mailing list from H. 
Lazar, Street Artist Program Director]. Ref: London 



Mary Fuller/Totlot at 
Portsmouth Square 



Ms. Manton reported that the artist had been contacted 
in regard to Commissioner Hanson's concern that 
remedial treatment be made to the surface of the 
concrete animals, previous to their delivery. 



Gift Donation to Friends 
of the Arts 



Ms. Manton reported that Foster Goldstrum wishes to 
donate 2 Hundertwasser silk-screened prints, 27"xl9" 
and 27"x39" to the Arts Commission through Friends of 
The Arts. The prints are valued at $2,000 and $900. 
In addition, They wish to donate an oil painting by 
Leonardo Nierman, valued at $7,500. The Commissioners 
questioned the declared value of the Nierman painting. 
[Research L. Nierman to obtain background information.] 
Ref: Manton 



Joe Slusky/Millbrae Water 
Facility 



Ms. Manton reported that the artist wished to extend 
the completion date from March 1, 1984 to July, 1984. 
In addition, the artist wishes to transport the finish- 
ed sculpture in three pieces to the Millbrae Facility 
and complete assembly and welding at the Facility. 
[Verify that artist's insurance covers installation 
and any unforeseen damage that might occur during 
transport and assembly. Check with Project Architect 
and Water Dept. to determine if they have any objec- 
tions to this.] Ref: Manton 



VIII. SF General Hospital/ 
Installation of Diego 
Rivera/Cinco de Mayo 



The Commissioners indicated their interest in 
participating in such an event. [Contact Commissioner 
Rodriguez as to his ides concerning this. Investigate 
placing painting in large plexi box for exhibition. 
Investigate if funds are available to clean and 
conserve graf f itti-covered Walburg sculpture on 
front lawn. Determine whose responsibility is the 
care and maintenance of lawn area.] Ref: Manton 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/DECEMBER 21, 1983/ PAGE 3 

SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 



IX. Japanese Tea Garden 



Griffith Pump Station 



XI. Johnson and Higgins 
Sculpture Screening 



REPORTS AND ORDERS: 



1 . ORDERED 



Ms. Manton reported that Project Architect, Mr. Fukuda, 
had asked the Arts Commission to administer the contract 
for the design and construction of the gates at the 
Tea Garden. 

Ms. Manton reported that a meeting was held with Claire 
Isaacs, Director, Regina Almaguer, Bruce Flynn (Project 
Architect) and LoriAnn Gordin (Project Landscape Archi- 
tect) to discuss project. Both architects indicated 
their interest in commissioning an artist to create 
a site-specific earthwork for this site. Ms. Gordin 
stated that the exact project budget was not yet avail- 
able, however funding for this part of the project could 
come out of the landscaping budget; thus funds for art 
enrichment might also provide for a permanent sculpture 
to be commissioned for the site. All agreed upon the 
importance of the need to inform and involve the commun- 
ity in discussions concerning this. The possibility of 
providing employment for the neighborhood youth in the 
construction of the earthworks was also discussed 
[Obtain budget information and site drawings.] 
Ref: Manton 

Schedule Wednesday, January 18, 1984 at 3:30 PM for the 
next screening date. Check with Mr. Kimberly to deter- 
mine if this is convenient for him. (Ref: Manton) 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the 
Committee recommended that the following orders be 
adopted by the Arts Commission. 

Final Mural Design Approval/Emmanuel Montoya 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



2 . ORDERED 



3. ORDERED 



Approval to relocate Dudley Carter's sculpture, 

"Goddess of the Forrest" to a secure, fenced-off site 

within Golden Gate Park for purposes of restorations 

salvage. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Final Design Approval/Mary Fuller/Totlot/ Pending 
remedial surface treatment 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



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REPORTS AND ORDERS cont'd 



4. ORDERED 



Approval of gift donation from Foster Goldstrum to the Arts 
Commission through Friends of the Arts/Two Hundertwasser 
silk-screened prints valued at $2,000 and $900. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Unanimous: Consensus 



Contract Modification/Joe Slusky/Millbrae Water Facility/ 
Completion Extension until July, 1984 
Motion Denied 



Approval to enter into contract with Rec & Park for administration 
and design review of gate construction at the Japanese Tea 
Garden in Golden Gate Park. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

New Art Enrichment/Griffith Pump Station/Approve Artistic 
Administration of Project. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business. Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 6:30 PM. 



Respectfully submitted, 




Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



Jity and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



ommissioners 



oselyne C. Swig 
President 

Imitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 
redrick Goerner 
o Hanson 
obert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
/illiam Paterson 
iero Patri 
eter Rodriguez 
ay Taliaferro 

x Officio Members: 

residents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held 
on Wednesday, January 18, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the office of the Director 
at The Mexican Museum, Fort Mason, Building D. 



AGENDA 

I. Mural Resource Center 

Mike Rios/Mural Restorat ion/24th £ Mission 
Final Payment Authorization 

I I . Art Enrichment 

A. Screening Dates 

B. Progress Report (Previous Projects) 

C. Proposed exhibition of maquettes 
submitted for public art commissions 

III. Registration and Conservation Efforts 

A. SF General Hospital 

B. Hal 1 of Justice 

C. Dudley Carter 

D. Beach Chalet 

IV. Contract Modi ficat ion/Hunt i ngton Falls 

V. Perci Chester/Margaret S. Hayward Playground 

VI. Gift from Foster Goldstrum to Friends of theArts 

A. Designated intent 

B. VAC decision re:use 

VII. Public Art Seminar/Temporary Site-Specific Work 



VI I I 

IX. 

X. 



Old Business 
New Business 
Adjournment 



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ommissioners 



loselyne C. Swig 
President 

Imitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 
redrick Goerner 
o Hanson 
obert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
/illiam Paterson 
iero Patri 
eter Rodriguez 
ay Taliaferro 

x Officio Members: 

residents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



TO: THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

FROM: JILL MANTON 

COORDINATOR, VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM 

RE: 1984 MEETING DATES FOR THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will 
be held on the following dates. Excepting the February 15, 198*1 
meeting, all other meetings listed below will be held in the 
Commissioner's Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



Wednesday, January 18, 198** 

Wednesday, February 15, 1984 
(A different location shall be 
reserved for this meeting.) 

Wednesday, March 21, 1 984 

Wednesday, April 18, 1984 

Wednesday, May 16, 1984 

Wednesday, June 20, 1984 



4:00 to 6:00 PM 
4:00 to 6:00 PM 

4:00 to 6:00 PM 
4:00 to 6:00 PM 
4:00 to 6:00 PM 
4:00 to 6:00 PM 



For further information, Please contact Jill Manton 



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Memorandum 



Art Commission 




TO: 



THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



FROM: JILL MANTON 

COORDINATOR, VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



RE: 



MEETING DATES 




Dear Commissioners: 

Please make note of the following meeting dates: 

Mission Community Center VJa 1 k Through @ 2450 Harrison Street 
Thursday, January 19, 198*1 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
Saturday, January 21, 1984 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



The Mexican Museum 



Wednesday, January 18, 1984 4:00 PM 

JOHNSON £ HIGGINS WATERFRONT ART PROJECT SCREENING @ 601 California Street 
Thursday, January 26, 1984 3:30 PM 

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the above. 



Jity and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



ROLL CALL: 



ommissioners 



oselyne C. Swig 
President 

mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 
redrick Goerner 
o Hanson 
obert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
/illiam Paterson 
iero Patri 
eter Rodriguez 
ay Taliaferro 

x Officio Members: 



-esidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission DISCUSSION: 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 

SUBJECTS 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
JANUARY 18, 1984 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, January 18, 1984 at 4:30 PM in the Director's Office 
of the Mexican Museum at Fort Mason. 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

OTHERS PRESENT 

Cathy Cinnater 

Richard Litwin & Associate from Omi Lang 

Claire Isaacs 

Nancy London 

John McCaron 

The following subjects were discussed thoroughly, and 
administrative actions suggested (when appropriate.) 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



New Art Enrichment 
playground at 6th & 
Folson 



Richard Litwin, Project Architect, presented 
a schematic drawing of the park site. The 
Committee discussed the development of a con- 
cept for the site, agreeing with the architect 
that the art work should be durable and safe, 
and also, that the totlot play area might be 
an appropriate location for the art work. The 
2% Art Enrichment would be $14,000, however, 
the architect mentioned the possibility of 
augmenting that sum with money from the play 
apparati budget, providing that the sculpure 
would indeed be part of the play structure. 
Mr. Litwin mentioned that the neighborhood 
was largely Philipino, and Commissioner Hanson 
suggested that artist, Carlos Villa, be asked 
to sit on Selection Panel. Mr. Litwin also 
stated that Rec & Park is in the process of 
investigating whether the owner of the build- 
ing on the west side of the park will permit 
a mural to be painted on the wall of his 
building. 



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SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 



New Art Enrichment 



Huntington Falls/ Contract 
Modification 



Final Payment Authorization/ 
Mike Rios/ Mural Restoration/ 
24th and Mission 



[Contact various artists whose work might be appro- 
priate for play area. Investigate possibility of 
artist designing entire play area. Arrange meeting 
with Mr. Litwin to review this material.] 
(Ref: Manton) 

Commissioner LaRocca reviewed the request for a 
modification invilving additional rock and excava- 
tion work, necessitating the appropriation of 
additional monies in the amount of $12,677. 

Ms. Cinnater stated that she had inspected the mural 
and confirmed that the artist had fulfilled the 
terms of his contract. 



IV. Gift from Foster Golstrum to 
Friends of the Arts 



Arts Commission Gallery 



Ms. Manton explained that Juduth Johnston, Director 
of Foster Goldstrum Gallery had been contacted re: 
the deisgnated intent of the two Hundertwasser prints. 
Ms. Johnston verified that it was the express intent 
of Foster Goldstrum that the work remain in the 
possession of the Art Commission. 

Mr. McCaron presented the draft of proposed exhibits 
as devised by the Gallery Advisory Board and himself. 
The feasibility of the Maquette Exhibition of work 
submitted by finalists for the various public art 
commissions was reviewed and discussed. 
[Investigate the time necessary to fulfill and comply 
with Civil Service procedures, and the time necess- 
ary to issue and have authorized 20-30 finalists' 
contracts.] (Ref: Manton) 



VI. Arts Festival 84 



Both Ms. Isaacs and Ms. London discussed the Arts 
Festival in terms of its proximity to the Urban 
Fair (Occurring 10 days later at Ft. Mason) and 
the Democratic Convention. Other possible ideas 
and directions were discussed by the Committee: 
1.) Remain at Ft. Mason 2.) Join forces with the 
Urban Fair 3.) Change both date and location a) 
Schedule festival so that it is concurrent with 
POPS symphony b) Install an exhibition of fine art 
at Civic Auditorium during Pops, using side hallways, 
c) Have Street Artists sell and exhibit their crafts 
in front of Civic Auditorium 4.) Have the festival 
in and around the Arts Commission Gallery. 
The Committee discussed what San Francisco needs 
from a Festival, alongwith what is necessary to 
improve and augment the public impression of the 
Arts Commission and its programs. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JANUARY 18, 1984/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS cont'd 



Labels for Art 
Collection 



VIII. Collection Guidelines 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont ' d 

Commisioner Hanson stated the need to standardize the Arts 
Commission labels used to identify the art work at the 
Moscone Convention Center, the Airport, and other City 
buildings. She stated the timliness of this need in con- 
sideration of the Arts Commission working with S&O to 
standarize our identity in terms of letterhead, graphics, etc. 

Commisioner read some of her thoughts regarding the need 
to establish guiding principles in building a strong 
City Collection. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that the 
following orders be adopted by the Arts Commission. 



1. ORDERED: 



Approve the concept of placing art work in the play area of 

park at 6th and Folsom. 

Motion: Commissioner Hanson 

Seconded by: Commissioner LaRocca 

consensus: Unanimous 



2. ORDERED: 



Huntington Falls/Phase I/Contract Modification/Funds increased 
by $12,677 for additional rock and excavation work. 
Motion: Commissioner Hanson 

Seconded by: Commissioner LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



3. ORDERED: 



Mural Resoration/Final Payment Authorization of $2,000/Artist 

Mike Rios/24th and Mission 

Motion: Commissioner Rodriguez 

Seconded by: Commissioner Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



Approval of Arts Commission Gallery's exhibition schedule ( see 

attached) 

Motion: Commissioner Hanson 

Seconded by; Commissioner Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Approval of gift acceptance from Friends of the Arts/ Two 
Hundertwasser silkscreened prints. 
Motion: Commissioner Hanson 

Seconded by: Commissioner LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



6 . ORDERED : 



Approval for the Visual Arts Committee to pursue process of 
standarizing Arts Commission lables for art work with the services 
and advise of S&O Associates. 
Motion: Commissioner Hanson 

Seconded by: Commissioner LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no futher business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 7:40 PM 
Respectfully submitted, /b t (_ /jJv^C — 



jill Manton, Coordinator, Visual Arts Committee 



ity and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



FEBRUARY 15, 1984 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Wednesday, 
February 15th, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commission Conference Room at 45 
Hyde Street. 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 



OTHERS PRESENT 

Cathy Cinnater Johanna Poethig 

Woody Jones Joe Slusky 

Dewey Krumpler Arch Williams 

James Kuromiya Claire Isaacs 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative actions 
suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



Jobs Bill Mural Program 



II. 



Richard Mayer/ Sculpture 
Site Approval 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Ms. Cinnater explained that this program is distinct 
from that of the Mural Resource Center's. She ex- 
plained that the following projects must be completed 
within 6 months: Dewey Krumpler, Western Addition 
Cultural Center; Johanna Poethig, De Ma Salong House; 
Arch Williams, Mission Park. Trainees will participate 
in the design and painting of the murals. 

Commissioner LaRocca reported that he had visited the 
proposed site at #10 U.N. Plaza with the artist and 
he thought the sculpture would be most appropriately 
located within the grove of trees at the Plaza. Mr. 
Mayer provided a letter from property owner , Frank 
Lucas stating that all transportation and insurance 
would be covered. 

[Determine what permits will be required for this 
installation] (Ref: Manton) 



Richard Mayer/Art Policy 
for City Planning 



Mr. Mayer presented the test of a resolution regarding 
the issue of artists' live/work/performance space in 
San Francisco. 

[Consult with President Swig regarding Arts Commission 
endorsement of this issue.] (Ref: Manton) 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/FEBRUARY 18, 1984/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS cont'd 

IV. Joe Slusky/Millbrae Water 
Facility/Contract Payment 



Joe Slusky/Contract Extension 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Joe Slusky presented slides of his sculpture completed 
to date, thus proving that his payment request was in 
compliance with the terms of his contract. 

Joe explained that inclimate weather had caused a 
delay in the progress of his work. He requested 
an extension until July 21, 1984 to allow for his 
extensive surface treatment of ths sculpture. 
[Check with Millbrae Water Facility to verify if they 
have any objection.] (Ref: Manton) 



VI. Woody Jones/Embarcadero 
Fire Station 



Mr. Jones described plans to rehabilitate the fire 
station at Pier 22i. The total amount allocated for 
Art Enrichment is $10,000. The idea of incorporating 
art work into the fence design was discussed, thus 
the art budget could possibly be augmented with the 
addition of funds appropriated for the fence materials. 
[Proceed to develop parameters of project and search 
for artists.] (Ref: Manton) 



VII. 16th and Hoff Parking 
Garage 



Ms. Mantonreviewed her meeting with Project Architect, 
Ed Burger, at which an idea to incorporate art work 
into the design of the grills on the parking structure 
was discussed. The $10,000 Art Enrichment could thus 
be augmented with the funds budgeted for the grills 
and their structural supports. 

[Develop prospectus; Confer with architect to determine 
how much money has been budgeted for grill and support] 

(Ref: Manton) 



VIII. Mary Fuller/West Side 
Pump Station 



Ms. Manton stated that the contract had been re-certi- 
fied, insurance certificates received, and thus, the 
artist's request for first interim payment was in 
compliance with terms of her contract. 



IX. Portsmouth Square/ 

Contract Modification 



Art Enrichment Costs 



Ms. Manton stated that Project Architect had indicated 
the necessity of additional shurring work to be done 
at the garage under neath the Totlot. 

Director Isaacs stated the results of a recent in-house 
study to determine the amount of Art Commission staff 
expended on Art Enrichment. Often a project is ex- 
tended beyond its completion date and staff time 
expended without recompense. Some ideas discussed were 
the possibility of a 2% art tax on all projects, and 
and the need to investigate the siting of art work 
relative to the project. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/FEBRUARY 15, 1984/PAGE # 3 

SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

XI. Exhibition of City Collection Director Isaacs stated that Art Programs would like 



Art Programs/Transamerica 



XII. Storage of City Collection 



XIII. Arts Festival '84 



XIV. WPA Mural Tour 



XV. Art Commission Gallery 

SF/Science Fiction Exhibit 



XVI. Public Art Projects 



XVII. Special VAC Meeting 



to curate an exhibition of the City's Collection in 
1985. They would be responsible for all costs related 
to transportation, installation, insurance, signage, etc. 
[Investigate the possibility of their publishing a 
catalog in conjunction with the exhibition; also verify 
City policy re: rental fees.] (Ref: Manton) 

Director Isaacs reported that she will soon meet with 
Port Director Gartland and Captain of Portrero Police 
Station to discuss the security of art and file storage 
at Pier 70. Other availabel sites for storage are SE 
Water Treatment Facility and Fire station on Polk Street. 

Ms. Isaacs announced that Barbara Voorhees, Frank Pietro- 
negro and Hael Kobayashi will be co-directing the Arts 
Festival. Ms. Isaacs is investigating the possiblity of 
combining the festival budget for two fiscal years to 
increase the amount of money available. She further 
expressed her idea that the festival take place in the 
Civic Center, concurrent with the last week of the POPS. 
[Determine whether the Civic Center is available during 
this time.] (Ref: Isaacs) 
Ms. Isaacs also mentioned that the AC Gallery will 
organize a small sculpture exhibit at Fort Mason in- 
con junction with the Urban Fair. 

Commissioner Hanson indicated her interest in a WPA 
mural tour concurrent with the Democratic National 
Convention. She stated that Margy Boyd, Chair of the 
Gallery Advisory Board, would organize the tour 

[Determine to what extent Rene Yanez and Robert Atkins 
will be involved in exhibition] (Ref: Manton) 
**Approval deferred until next meeting. 

Ms. Manton stated that the President of Johnson and 
Higgins had called to indicate his dissatisfaction with 
the semi-finalists sleeted at the 1/26/84 meeting. He 
asked that the Commission continue its search for more 
representational work. Commissioner Hanson remarked 
that she felt the Arts Commission should build a strong 
case for the sculptors they support . 

The next meeting of the VAC was scheduled for Thursday, 
March 1, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Mexican Museum. 



Art Commission 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/FEBRUARY 15, 1984/PAGE 4 

REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee reccommended that 
the following orders be adopted by the full Commission. 

ORDERED: 1. Approval for Jobs Bill Mural Program to enter into contract with 
Dewey Krumpler for the Western Addition Cultural Center, Johanna 
Poethig for the DEMa Salong House, and Arch Williams for Mission 
Park, provided that the artists return to the VAC for approval 
during the design stage. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

ORDERED: 2. Approval to locate Richard Mayer's sculpture in the vicinity of a 
grove of trees, adjacent to building #10 at UN Plaza, subject to 
the receipt of all necessary permits. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



3. Endorsement of resolution re: Artist Policy for City Planning (see 
attached) 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Contract payment authorization/Joe Slusky/Millbrae Water Facility 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Contract Modification/Contract Extension until July 21, 1984 (Including 
installation) /Joe Slusky/ Millbrae Water Facility/ NO ADDITIONAL 
DOLLAR AMOUNT. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

6. Contract Payment Authorization/Mary Fuller/ West Side Pump Station 
Motion : Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

7. Contract Modif ication/Jacquess overhoff & Western Art Stone/Contract 

increased by no more than $1,500/ Contract extended through March 31, 1984. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

8. Approval in principal of an exhibition of the City Collection through 
Art Programs. Approval to allow staff to proceed with administrative 
policies. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



Art Commission 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/FEBRUARY 15, 1984/PAGE 5 

REPORTS AND ORDERS cont'd 

ORDERED 9. Approval to support in principal the idea of an Art Festival 

concurrent with POPS, taking place in the Civic Center and 
making use of Polk/Larkin Hall to bring about a greater visual and 
performing arts festival. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:05 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, 




Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



DRAFT **//, 



ESTABLISHING A POLICY FOR STUDIO, REHEARSAL, EXHIBITION AND PERFORMING 
SPACES FOR SAN FRANCISCO ARTISTS AND ARTS GROUPS. 

WHEREAS, The people of San Francisco recognize that the Arts enhance 
the beauty and congeniality of San Francisco and contribute to the education 
of youth, and the enrichment of life for all ages; and, 

WHEREAS, The arts oofrhelp build the economy through tourism and 
spin-off industries, and help keep businesses in the City, and strengthen 
and stabilize realestate development; and, 

WHEREAS, It is recognized that it is necessary that both the public 
and private sectors work in close cooperation in order to insure adequate, 
safe and comfortable studio, rehearsal, exhibition and performing facilities 
and spaces for San Francisco artists and Arts groups; now, therefore, 
be it 

RESOLVED, The cultural life and economic well-being of San Francisco 
is enhanced by the residence of large numbers of persons regularly engaged 
in the Arts; and, 
be it further 

RESOLVED, Artists, the arts and the facilities that house them - 
theaters, rehearsal and concert halls, live/work studio space, art 
galleries, museums - shall comprise a key element of the comprehensive 
Plan of the City and County of San Francisco, and shall be considered 
by concerned City and County agencies as essential constituents contributing 
to the social, cultural and economic health of the City. 



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ommissioners 



ioselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

/ernon Alley 
fimothy Duncan 
?redrick Goerner 
!o Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
D iero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

'residents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



SUAL ARTS 



Art Commission 

CLAIRE N. ISAACS 
DIRECTOR 



COMM I TTEE 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, February 15, 198*t at A:00 PM in the Arts 
Commission Conference Room at kS Hyde Street on the third floor. 



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I I . 
III. 
IV. 
V. 

VI . 

VI I I 

IX. 
X. 
XI . 

XI . 
XI I . 
XIII 

XIV. 
XV. 



Richard Mayer 

Approval to place sculpture in vicinity of #10 

UN Plaza 

Joe S 1 usky/Contract Modification/Payment Author i zatioi 

Lori Ann Gord i n/Gri f f i th Pump Station 

Woody Jones/Embarcadero Fire Station 

Mary Fuller/Payment Authorization for West Side 
Pump Station 

New Art Enrichment 

A. 1 6th and Hoff Street 

Discussion of current public art projects 

A. Johnson and Higgins 

B. Performing Arts Garage 

C. Moscone Parking Garage 

Collection Guidelines 

Korean Monument/ Safety Modification 

SF Art Commission Ga 1 1 ery/SF/Sci ence Fiction/ 
Exhibition Approval 

Exhibition of City Collection/Art Programs 

Arts Festival ' 8A 

New Business 

Old Business 

Adjournment 



: 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held on 
Thursday, March 1, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Director's Office of 
the Mexican Museum. 



N D 



ART ENRICHMENT PROJECTS 

A. JOHNSON AND HIGGINS 

B. CENTRAL CITY PARK 

C. PERFORMING ARTS GARAGE 



II. 
III. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 



COLLECTION GUIDELINES 

COLLLECTION LABELS 

KOREAN MONUMENT/SAFETY MODIFICATION 

JOSEPH CONRAD MEMORIAL BUST/PARK SITE AT COLUMBUS & BEACH 

SF COMMISSION GALLERY/EXHIBITION APPROVAL/SF/SCIENCE FICTION 

OLD BUSINESS 

NEW BUSINESS 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

MARCH 1, 1984 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Thursday, March 
1, 1984 at :00 PM in the Director's Office at the Mexican Museum. 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Robert LaRocca 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business 



DISCUSSION: 
SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



I. Johnson and Higgins 



Performing Arts 
arage 



1 1 1. Mission Community 
Center 



IV. Moscone Parking 
Garage 

V. Richard Mayer/ 
Sculpture Site 
Approval 

VI. SF Arts Commission 
Gallery/Exhibition 
Approval 

A. SF/Science 
Fiction 



ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS/DISCUSSION 

Jill Manton reported on a recent meeting with the 
principals of Johnson and Higgins. After reviewing 
the work of the 15 semi-finalists previously selected, 
and a screening of additional slides representing 
figurative sculpture, Johnson and Higgins indicated 
their interest in considering the following seven 
artists: Roger Barr Jerome Kirk 

John Battenberg Ron Young 

Roger Berry Jack Zajac 

Bruce Johnson 
Jill Manton reported that John Berggruen Gallery is 
still trying to contact artist Jim Weeks regarding 
this project. Commissioner Hanson stated that Joan 
Brown might also be considered as a candidate for 
this site. 

A screening of all proposals submitted was scheduled 
for Friday, March 2, 1984 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. 
(Invite Amalya Baynes to serve on Selection Panel.) 
(Ref: Manton) 

(Schedule another screening date, pending receipt of 
pertinent information.) (Ref: Manton) 

An alterate location in front of the eastern-most 
facade of Carl's Restaurant was suggested for consid- 
eration. 



Jill Manton reported that this exhibition will be a 
collaborative effort involving Rene Yanez and Robert 
Atkins, among many others. 



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Art Commission 

Page 2 



SUBJECTS cont'd 

VI. B. Found Objects 



VII . Joseph Conrad 
Memorial Bust/ 
Request for Design 
Approval 



VIII. Collection Labels 



IX. 



Collection Guidelines 



ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS/ DISCUSS ION cont'd 

Jill Manton reported that the Awards of Honor 
exhibition had been postponed, thus, necessitating 
the immediate scheduling of another exhibit for 
that time slot. 

A bust of Joseph Conrad, done by Sir Jacob Epstein 
was donated to the City by Stolte Corp. for install- 
ation at a small triangular park on Columbus and 
Beach Streets . 

(Obtain more information regarding installation detai 
and fountain design. Bring plans to next VAC meeting 
so that Commissioner LaRocca might review them.) 
(Ref: Manton) 

Commissioner Hanson reported that S& Associated 
is working on incorporating the Arts Commission logo 
into the design of the label. 

Commissioner Hanson presented her ideas regarding 
the establishment of parameters for future acquisi- 
tions for the City and County of SAN FRANCISCO. She 
proposed that an emphasis be placed upon collecting 
or commissioning works of art from San Francisco and/ 
or Bay Area artist, making exceptions, when warranted 
by the situation. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that 
the following orders be adopted by the full Commission. 

ORDERED: SF ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY/EXHIBITION APPROVAL/SF Science Fiction 

and Found Objects exhibition 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Jill Man ton. 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



3/ 19/84 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MARCH 2, 1984 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Friday, March 
2, 1984 at 4:00 Pm in the Arts Commission Conference Room. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



JO HANSON 
ROBERT LAROCCA 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 

OTHERS PRESENT 

CLAIRE ISAACS 
JILL MANTON 



There being o quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



Richard Mayer/Sculpture Site 
Approval 



Design Approval /Memorial 
Bust of Joseph Conrad 



; 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Commissioner LaRocca stated the need to 
consider the development of the Civic Center 
Master Plan in regard to the placement of 
Richard Mayer's sculpture in the U. N. Plaza. 
Jill Manton reported that other artists had 
been denied permission to place sculpture in 
the vicinity of the Civic Center due to the 
development of the Civic Center Master Plan. 
Commissioner Hanson suggested an alternate 
location, in front of the eastern-most facade 
in front of Carl's restaurant, adjacent to 
Leavenworth Street. (Talk to property owner 
regarding consideration of alternate location.) 
Ref: Manton 

This bust, by Sir Jacob Epstein, will be 
installed in a fountain in a small park on 
Columbus and Leavenworth Streets. 
(Obtain more information regarding fountain 
and installation detail.) 
Ref: Manton 



Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MARCH 2, 1984/MINUTES/PAGE 2 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended 
that the following orders be adopted by the full Commission. 

ORDERED: 1. On further consideration, the Visual Arts Committee wishes 

to rescind its previous approval for the location of Richard 
Mayer's sculpture in the U.N. Plaza. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

ORDERED: 2. Approval of design of memorial bust of Joseph Conrad, by 

Sir Jacob Epstein, for placement in a park on Columbus and 
Leavenworth Streets. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, /^ 




\frm^ 



Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

' esidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



SPECIAL MEETING: VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE & CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 



A special joint meeting of the Visual Arts Committee and the 
Civic Design Committee of the Arts Commission will be held 
on Friday, March 16, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room on the third floor of 45 Hyde Street. 



N D A 



SIMON BOLIVAR STATUE 



DESIGN OF BASE 

1. Safety 

2. Aesthetics 

3. Materials to be used 

4. Traffic modifications 

5. Parking Modifications 

6. Time frame 

7. Explanation of design and construction proces 



II. 

Ill, 

IV. 



OLD BUSINESS 
NEW BUSINESS 
ADJOURNMENT 



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MAYOR 



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Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



ommissioners 



toselyne C. Swig 
President 

)mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

'ernon Alley 
'imothy Duncan 
'redrick Goerner 
o Hanson 
tobert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
Villiam Paterson 
'iero Patri 
'eter Rodriguez 
tay Taliaferro 

!x Officio Members: 

h -.sidents of the 
^ine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



SPECIAL MEETING: 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE AND 



CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 



ERRATA FOR MINUTES FROM MARCH 16, 1984 

Please note that the following corrections have been made to 
the minutes previously distributed. 

Page 1 

Subject: Design of Base 

The corrected sentence should read as follows: 

"The proposed concept would involve the construction of a 

peninsula as opposed to the previously approved island." 

Page 2 

Subject: Aesthetics 

The corrected sentence should read as follows: 

"Manuel Paols was mentioned in this regard." 

Subject: Time Frame 

The corrected sentence should read as follows: 

"Shannon Maloney and Joe Ovadia stated that they would 

produce a fact sheet, itemized budget, and design drawings 

within a two to three week period." 



Any questions regarding this errata should be directed to 
Jill Manton at 558-3463. 



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ommissioners 



oselyne C. Swig 
President 

imitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 
redrick Goerner 
o Hanson 
obert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
.'illiam Paterson 
iero Patri 
eter Rodriguez 
ay Taliaferro 

x Officio Members: 

residents of the 
' 'ine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



SPECIAL MEETING: 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE AND 



CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 



ERRATA FOR MINUTES FROM MARCH 16, 1984 

Please note that the following corrections have been made to the 
minutes previously distributed. 

Page 1 

Subject: Design of Base 

The corrected sentence should read as follows: 

"The proposed concept would involve the construction of a peninsula 
as opposed to the previously approved island." 

Page 2 

Subject: Aesthetics 

The corrected sentence should read as follows: 

"Manuel Paols was mentioned in this regard." 

Subject: Time Frame 

The corrected sentence should read as follows: 

"Shannon Maloney and Joe Ovadia stated that they would produce a 

fact sheet, itemized budget, and design drawings within a two to 

three period." 



Any questions regarding this errata should be directed to 
Jill Manton at 558-3463. 



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Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
rimothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

' isidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



SPECIAL MEETING: CIVIC DESIGN AND VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES/MARCH 16, 1984 

A special joint meeting of the Civic Design and Visual Arts 
Committees was held on Friday, March 16, 1984 at 4:00 PM in 
the Arts Commission Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Piero Patri 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 
Dmitri Vedensky 

OTHERS PRESENT 



Jim Gonzales, Office of the Mayor 

Norman Karksick, City Architect 

Shannon Maloney, D.P.W. 

William Marconi, Chief, D.P.W. 

Joe Ovadia, D.P.W. 

Jill Manton, Coordinator, Art in Public Places 

There being a quorum, the Committees proceeded to its formal business. 

Discussion: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate). 



SUBJECTS 



SIMON BOLIVAR 
STATUE - DESIGN 
OF BASE 



A. 



Traffic and 
Parking 



ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS/DISCUSSION 

Shannon Maloney proposed an alternate design 
for the design of the base in consideration 
of limited funding and the actual scale of the 
statue. Commissioner Hanson raised the question 
of how the proposed height relates to the height 
of the Library, and if the informational brass 
plaques would still fit upon the base. The 
proposed concent would involve construction 
of a . ,i insula as opposed to the previously 
approved island. The peninsula would be 
approximately 40' square, landlocked on the south 
side of the street, and would necessitate the 
loss of 4 parking spaces. 

Mr. Marconi stated that the placement of the 
statue and the surrounding peninsula might not 
necessitate a loss of parking, Lf the pari; 
were modified to be perpendicular to the curb. 



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SUBJECTS cont'd 



Art Commission 



A. Traffic, and Parking 



B. Aesthetics 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 

Mr. Marconi also stated that traffic will he 
modified to be one way from Larkin to Hyde Street. 
Mr. Marconi stated that the proposed modifications 
would be routed from the Traffic Commission through 
Operations to the Board of Supervisors' Traffic and 
Transportation Committee. 

Joe Ovadia reported that $75,000 has been appro - 
priated for the base and installation costs, however, 
of that amount, after deducting contingency and 
administration, only $60,000 remains for construction. 
Given this budget, the marble originally proposed by 
the Venezuelans, would not be possible. Commissioner 
Hanson stated that the design of the pedestal and 
base should be sympathetic with the style of the 
statue. She suggested that a two step base be con- 
structed which would be in character with the period 
of the statue. Commissioner Vedensky expressed concern 
that the base be more than a concrete box. Commissioner 
LaRocca agreed that the base would need some modula- 
tion in design, perhaps, some sort of beveled design 
around the edges. Discussed also was the possibility 
of entering into contract with an artist or artisan 
for the design of the base (form and carpentry work) . 

Manuel Palos was mentioned in 
this regard. 

Given budget limitations, the following materials 
were discussed: pre-cast concrete panels, concrete 
with mortar (granite colored with sand-blasted finish) , 
poured in place concrete. Jim Gonzales mentioned the 
possibility of raising funds from the LatinAmerican 
business community to develop the amenities of the 
site (cross- walk, lighting, landscaping, etc.) 

Joe Ovadia stated that the bidding process and 
certifiaction would take about \h months. Commissioner 
LaRocca suggested that the biddingshould be pre- 
qualified, open only to those with better than 
outstanding reputations because of the difficulty 
involved in pouring concrete. Shannon Maloney and Joe 
Ovadia stated that thev. would produce a fact sheet, 
itemized budget, and /aesiqn drawings within a two to 
three week period. Commissioner Vedensky stated that 
another special joint meetine of the Visual Arts and 
Civic Design Committees would be called as soon as 
the design drawings were ready. Jim Gonzales won LI 
also need to have the above-mentioned materials in 
order to proceed with fund raising efforts. 

The construction of a neninsula will necessitate 
the investigation and incorporation of a proper 
drainage system. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at S : 4S PM. 

Respectfully submitted,^^ jfl\fltfWl>' Jill Manton, Coordinator, Art in Public Places 



C. Materials 



D. Time-Frame 



E. Drainage 



Jity and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



ommissioners 



oselyne C. Swig 
President 

imitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 
redrick Goerner 
o Hanson 
obert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
/illiam Paterson 
iero Patri 
eter Rodriguez 
ay Taliaferro 

x Officio Members: 

p lidents of the 
vine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, March 21st, 1984. at 4 pm. in 
the Commissioners' Room of the San Francisco PublicLibrarv. 



AGENDA 

I . Mural Resource Center/ James Kuromiya 

II. Jobs Bill Mural Program/ Cathy Cinnater 

III. 50th Anniversary Mural/Longshoremen's Strike/ 
Design Approval 

IV. Richard Mayer/ Approval to locate sculpture 
in front of Carl's Restaurant 

V. Civic Center Master Plan 

VI . Mission Community Center/Date for next screening 

VII. Moscone Parking Garage/ Confirmation of meeting 
Wednesday, March 28th, 2-4 pm. 

VIII. Arts Festival 

IX. Old Business 

A. Artists' Policy/Endorsement of Resolution 

X. New Business 

XI. Adjournment 



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President 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



MINUTES 



MARCH 21, 1984 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, March 21, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner's Room 
of the San Francisco Public Library. 



Jmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

'ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 
redrick Goerner 
o Hanson 
lobert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
Villiam Paterson 
iero Patri 
'eter Rodriguez 
lay Taliaferro 

)x Officio Members: 

, sidents of the 
fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

Discussion: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate.) 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



Mural Resource Center James Kuromiya stated that this project is 
being funded by O.C.D. Artist Jim Dong will 
paint a mural on the wall of a Baptist Church 
in Chinatown, on Sacramento Street. Commissioner 
Rodriguez suggested a slight modification of the 
little girl's face. 

Jobs Bill Mural Program Cathy Cinnater requested approval for the 

following two muralists, who had been selected 

by the community, to be placed on contract: 

James Phillips: Hunters Point West 

Horace Washington: 3rd and Carol. 

Artists will return to Committee during design 

phase for approval. 



I I I. Dewey Krumpler 



IV. 



Daniel Beagle/ 
Longshoremans Union 



Mr. Krumpler showed his proposal for a mural 
on the parking lot wall of the Western Addition 
Cultural Center. He pointed out that elements 
of the architectural design were incorporated 
into the mural to maintain continuity. 
Commissioner LaRocca suggested that the artist 
conserve his drawing for possible inclusion 
in a Public Art Maquette Exhibition. 

Mr. Beagle introduced a proposal to commemorate 
the 50th anniversary of thp Maritime strike. 



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> SUBJECTS cont'd 



IV. 



50th Anniversary Mural/ 
Longshoremans' Union 



V. Collection Labels 



.VI. Collection Guidelines 



VII. Huntington Falls 



VI 1 1. Richard Mayer/Sculpture Site 
Approval 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 

One proposal would involve the construction of a 
cast concrete wall ( 15 ' x25 ' ) at a small landscaped 
area inbetween the Audiffred Building and the Muni 
bus stacking area. The wall would be poured in place 
with relief. Both paint and mosaic would be incorpor- 
ated into the design. The other alternative site 
proposed is the side of a building near Pier 9. 
Artist Michael Mosher presented the proposed mural 
design to the Committee. 

(Consult with Rec and Park, Port Authority, Muni, 
and Audriffred Building regarding permission to 
construct wall. Obtain information reqarding security 
and visibility. Return to Visual Arts Committee 
with this information and photographs of sites 
proposed.) (Ref: Beagle) 

Commissioner Hanson distributed samples of the 
collection label design as proposed by S&O Associates. 
Both Commissioners Rodriguez and LaRocca made 
suggestions regarding the typeface employed, the 
design lay-out and the inclusion of biographical 
data. (Return to S&O with suggestions and request that 
they prepare a few mock-ups.) (Ref: Hanson) 

Commissioner Hanson presented a statement of policy 
that she had prepared regardinq future acquisitions 
for the City Collection. She suggested that an 
emphasis be placed upon the acquisition of art work 
from local (SF/Bay Area) artists), with the flexibility 
to make exceptions when necessary. Commissi oner 
Rodriguez stated that this might pose a limitation 
and that the Arts Commission should strive for 
quality as a primary consideration. Commissioner 
LaRocca stated that the proposed policy should be 
reviewed by the City Attornev to ensure that it does 
not reiterate or conflict in any way with the Charter. 
The proposed guidelines also make provisions for the 
regular inventory and maintenance of the collection. 
(Review proposal with City Attorney to determine what 
kind of document it should be, i.e. resolution? 
policy?; Ask other Collection's Policy experts to give 
witness. Consult other municipal art's organizations 
and art museums as to their policy.) (Ref: Manton) 

Jill Manton stated that there was a request for 
a contract modification authorizing additional work 
to be done prior to project completion. Commissioner 
LaRocca recommended that this modification be granted. 

Jill Manton reported that she had spoken with property 
manager Frank Lucas and that he was amenable to the 
alternate proposed site in front of the eastern-most 
facade of Carl's Restaurant. 



Art Commission 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEET ING/MINUTES/ MARCH 21, 1984/PAGE 3 
} SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSIONS cont'd 

IX. Moscone Parking Garage A screening was confirmed for Wednesday, March 28, 1984. 

X. Mission Community Center A screening was scheduled for April 4, 1984 at 4:00 PM. 

XI. Arts Festival '84 Barbara Voorhees discussed the Arts and Crafts oart of 

the festival. Submission rules, booth fees and timeline 
for contacting crafts persons were also discussed. 
Commissioner LaRocca suqgested the use of the sidewalk in 
frontof the Civic Auditorium, so that the festival would 
be associated with the Auditorium. Plans for various receptions 
were also discussed (Awards of Honor, Jurors. Preview Party, 
Artists). This year Art Suppliers would be asked to 
participate as a possible source of revenue. Arts Service 
Organizations would be charged a nominal fee for their space. 
Hael Kobayashi presented budget and promotion information 
regarding Food concessions, Artists' parade, publicity, 
stationery, banners, documentation, and poster desiqn. 
The Commissioners agreed that the poster should be reduced 
in size and discussed possible artists who might be asked 
to create the poster image and desian. Michael Bell stated 
the importance of planning now for satellite exhibitions. 
Frank Pietronegro stated the procedure for the satellite 
exhibitions and discussed plans for the Performing Arts. 
A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Monday, March 26, 1984 at 11:00 AM to discuss and 
vote upon, the Awards of Honor nominees. 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that the 
following orders be adopted by the full Commission. 



1. ORDERED: 



2. ORDERED: 



3. ORDERED: 



Mural Design Approval/Jim Dong/Children's Playground on 
Sacramento Street in Chinatown 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Approval to enter into contract with James Phillips for 
a mural to be done at Hunters Point West and Horace 
Washinton, for a mural to be done at 3rd and Carol Streets, 
provided that, artists return to VAC for approval during the 
design phase. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Mural Design Approval /Dewey Krumpler/Western Addition 

Cultural Center 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/MARCH 21. 1984/PAGE 4 
REPORTS AND ORDERS cont'd 

> 4. ORDERED: ENDORSEMENT OF PROPOSAL INTENT TO COMMEMORATE 50th ANNIVERSARY 

OF MARITIME STRIKE AS PRESENTED BY LONGSHOREMANS UNION, PENDING 
RECEIPT OF NECESSARY APPROVALS FROM PORT, REC & PARK, MUNI., 
AND AUDRIFFRED BUILDING, AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN. 
MOTION: ROBERT LAROCCA 
SECOND: JO HANSON 
CONSENSUS: UNANIMOUS 

Huntington Falls/Contract Modification/Additional Phase I and II 
work/Funds to be increased by $30,730. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Approval for Richard Mauer's sculpture to be located in front, 
of the eastern-most facade of Carl's restaurant, adjacent to 
Leavenworth Street. This must be acted upon within 30 days of 
a formal decision by full Commission for a period not to exceed 
one year. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Endorsement of resolution regarding Artist Policy for City 
Planning, (see attached) 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
/econd: Robert LaRocca 
Concensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business. Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 6:55 PM. 



5. ORDERED: 



6. ORDERED: 



7. ORDERED: 



Res 



ctfully submitt 

UIl' 



f. 




Jill Man ton \ 

Coordinator, visual Arts Program 



3ty and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 



Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



March 26, 1984 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held on 
Monday, March 26, 1984 at 11:00 AM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room on the third floor at 45 Hyde Street. 



fernon Alley 




"imothy Duncan 




'redrick Goerner 




lo Hanson 




tobert LaRocca 


I. 


lacqueline Nemerovski 


William Paterson 




'iero Patri 




'eter Rodriguez 


II. 


lay Taliaferro 






III. 


5x Officio Members: 




;sidents of the 


IV. 


Fine Arts Museums 




Library Commission 


V. 


Planning Commission 


Recreation and Park 




Commission 






VI. 




VII. 




VIII 



ARTS FESTIVAL '84 

AWARDS OF HONOR NOMINATIONS 

PERFORMING ARTS GARAGE 

CIVIC CENTER MASTER PLAN 
PROPOSAL FROM FRANK LUCAS 

SF GENERAL/ARTS COMMISSION RELATIONSHIP 

RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT ENDORSING EXHIBITION OF 
DIEGO RIVERA PAINTING AT HOSPITAL 

OLD BUSINESS 

NEW BUSINESS 

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ommissioners 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



MINUTES/March 26, 1984 



Hoselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

/ernon Alley 
rimothy Duncan 
?redrick Goerner 
lo Hanson 
tobert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
5 iero Patri 
3 eter Rodriguez 
Jay Taliaferro 

Sx Officio Members: 

- , idents of the 
rine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Monday, 
March 26, 1984 at 12:30 PM in the Arts Commission Conference Room 
at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



ROBERT LAROCCA 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 

OTHERS PRESENT 

MICHAEL BELL 
FRANK PIETRONEGRO 
JILL MANTON 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



I. PERFORMING ARTS 
GARAGE 



ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS/DISCUSSION 

Jill Manton reported that artist Joan Brown 
was interested in the proposed theme of this 
project ( an association of the performing arts 
with the Bay Area Figurative Tradition) . 



II. PROPOSAL RE: U.N. Jill Manton presented Mr. Lucas's proposal to 
PLAZA/PUBLIC SCULPTUREsponsor the exhibition of 2 sculptures annually 
FRANK LUCAS in the U.N. Plaza. Mr. Lucas will assume the 

responsibility of all costs related to installation, 
transportation, insurance, and in addition, will 
award to each exhibiting artist, an honoraria of 
$1,500. The Arts Commission will administer and 
curate the program. 

(Investigate permit fees and review requirements. 
Investigate possibility of receiving nominal 
administration fee to cover costs associated with 
administration.) Ref: Manton 



III. SF GENERAL HOSPITAL 



Jill Manton reported that a large number of 
Hospital staff are extremely interested in further 
developing the Art Program at the Hospital and 
were unsure as to the specifics of the relation- 
ship between the Hospital and the Arts Commission 
in this regard. 'Hie Commissioners replied that 
they were extremely pleased with the Hospital's 



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UBJECTS cont'd 



\ T - SF GENERAL 



V. Arts Festival 



desire to p-rticipate and would encourage theircontinued 
interest. The Commissioners suggested that a cooperative 
relationship could be developed, although, it would still 
be necessary that the Arts Commission act in accord with 
the mandates of the City Charter. Thus, the Hospital might 
comprise a list of all changes regarding location, new 
acquistions, deaccessions.etc.and present them to the Visual 
Arts Committee for approval. 

The Hospital staff also requested Arts Commission advice and 
assurement regarding the safe installation of the Diego Rivera 
and the Frida Kahlo paintings at the Hospital. Both Commi- 
ssioners present and the Assistant Director agreed that the 
paintings would be well protected and secure if installed in 
a large plex-glass box (made of h inch thick plexi) and then 
strapped or bolted to the wall. The Commissioners also sug- 
gested that the following persons might be contacted to 
lecture on the artists: Tom Fraley, Dr. Amalia Mesa Bains, 
Jo Hanson, and Thomas Ibarra. 

It was discussed and agreed that the Festival Co-Directors 
should operate in a more independent capacity with the 
specifics of Festival planning handled on an administrative 
basis. The function of the Visual Arts Committee will be to 
surveil the progress of the Festival and to have a general 
overview of its plans. Frank Pietronegro and Michael Bell 
discussed the concept of a 9juror/9county system. In addition, 
a new dimension of festival planning was introduced as the 
Satellite Program. This would consist of many adjunct satellite 
art exhibitions in other locations throughout the City. Locator 
signage on the building exteriors was discussed as a means of 
identifying the exhibition as part of the festival. Awards of 
Honor nominees will be discussed at a subsequent meeting. 



EPORTS 5 ORDERS 



eports were made and thoroughtly discussed, and the Committee recommended that the following 
rders be adopted by the full Commissions. 



ORDERED: 



.ORDERED: 



.ORDERED: 
.ORDERED: 



Motion to invite Joan Brown to submit a design proposal for the 
Performing Arts Garage. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Seconded: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to express sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dolly Koler for 
coordinating and administering registration and conservation efforts 
at SF General Hospital. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Seconded: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve design and concept of Fest iv.il '84, as presented by Staff. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Seconded: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to support and endorse Prank Lucas's proposal to sponsor the 

public exhibition of J sculptures for a period not to exceed one vear. 



ISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/MARCH 26, 1984/PAGE 3 

SPORTS AND ORDERSc ont ' d 

r cont'd in the United Nations Plaza, and to accept the administration and 

curation of this project. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Seconded: Peter Rodriguez 
Concensus: Unanimous 

lere being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:30 PM. 
aspect fully submitted. 




ill Man ton 

Dordinator, Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



SPECIAL MEETING: 



Arts Commission 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

, idents of the 
rine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts and Civic Design Committees 
will be held on Monday, April 16, 1984 at 5:00 PM in the Arts 
Commission Conference Room, located on the third floor of 45 
Hyde Street. 

AGENDA 



II. 

III. 

IV. 



DESIGN OF SIMON BOLIVAR BASE 

A. Review of design drawings 

1. Aesthetics 

2. Safety 

3. Bidding Process 

4 . Time Line 

5. Site Amenities 

6. Parking and Traffic Modifications 

7. Drainage 

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Memorandum 



^s? 



TO: THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
FROM: JILL MANTON, COORDINATOR. VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
RE: MEETING DATES 



Ayv^- 



F riday, April 13, 1984 at 4:00 PM - Mission Community Center 
Screeninq 9 45 Hyde Street, Conference Room 

Monday, April 16, 1984 at 5:00 PM - Simon Bolivar Base 
Design Review 45 Hyde Street , Conference Room 

Wednesday, April 18, 1984 at 4:00 PM - Regular monthly meeting 
of the Visual Arts Committee @ SF Public Library, Commissioner's 
Room 



City and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

idents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



APRIL 18, 1984 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, April 18, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner's 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



I. 

II. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 

X. 

XI. 

XII. 

XIII. 

IX. 



AGENDA 

Performing Arts Garage 

Joan Brown/Presentation of Design Proposal 

Arts Festival '84 

Japanese Peace Monument/Lincoln Park 

Discussion of Contract Requirement for Current Projects 

Roger Berry/Sculpture Installation/Twin Peaks 

Christmas Tree Mural/Twin Peaks Beautification 

Keith Sklar/Mural Design Approval 

Civic Center Master Plan 

Daniel Beagle/I . L.H'.ll. 

Collection Guidelines/Discussion 

Mural Resource Center 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 



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Memorandum 



TO: THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE VISUAL ARTS AND 
CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEES 



FROM: JILL MANTON 

RE: MTG. APRIL 16, 1984 TO DISCUSS DESIGN OF SIMON BOLIVAR BASE 



The following materials will be presented on April 16, 1984 
or distributed previously for your review, if at all possible: 

1. Drawing od pedestal and statue at i" = 1' scale 

2. Overall traffic plan @ 1" = 20' scale 

3. Island/peninsula @ 1" = 8" 

4. Sections - Latitude 

Longitude @ 1" = 8' 

(To demonstrate the relationship of library, 
street, and monument) 



City and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

»• , dents of the 

rine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



APRIL 16, 1984 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 

will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 1984 at 4:00 PM in 

the Commissioner's Room of the San Francisco Public Library 



I. 



II. 



IV. 

V. 

VI, 



AGENDA 

Christmas Tree Mural 

Twin Peaks Beau t if ication Committee 
Mural Resource Center 

"Las Lechugeras" by Juana Alicia Franklin 
Damage Claim 

Mural Resource Center 

Mrs. Dorothy Greppi 

Moscone Parking Garage 

A. Steven De Staebler 

Arts Festival "84 

Civic Center Master Plan 

Mission Community Center 

B. Artist Selection 



VII. 

VIII 
IX. 



New Business 
Old Business 
Ad j ournmen t 



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DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

► ' ' dents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



SPECIAL MEETING: CIVIC DESIGN AND VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES /MONDAY, APRIL 16, 1984 

A special joint meeting of the Civic Design and Visual Arts 
Committees was held on Monday, April 16, 1984 at 5:00 PM 
in the Arts Commission Conference Room on the third floor at 
45 Hyde Street. 

ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Dmitri Vedensky 

OTHERS PRESENT 

Rosario Anaya, President, Board of Education 

Dick Edmond, Dept. of City Planning 

Dick Evans, D.P.W. 

Jim Gonzales, Office of the Mayor 

Claire Issacs, Director, Arts Commission 

Shannon Maloney, D.P.W. 

Joe Ovadia, D.P.W. 



There being a quorum, the Committees proceeded to their formal 
business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administra- 
tive actions suggested ( where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS/DISCUSSION 



I. SIMON BOLIVAR 
A. AESTHETICS 



Island vs. 
Peninsula 



Shannon Maloney presented preliminary 
drawings for the design of the pedestal 
of the Simon Bolivar statue, and the 
surrounding peninsula, demonstrating 
its relationship to the library, vehicles, 
and pedestrians from different views and 
perspectives. 

Commissioner Hanson stated her prefer- 
ence for the previously approved is- 
land, similar to what may be found in 
Europe and Latin America, as opposed 
to the peninsula now being presented. 



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SUBJECTS cont'd 



P 



1. Island vs. Peninsula 



2. Pedestal 



' 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 

She stated that traffic would be able to move around 
the island, and that, in this case, pedestrian access 
would be a secondary feature. According to Commissioner 
Hanson, the primary reason for the placement of the 
statue on Fulton Street was to lock the block into 
the City Hall axis. Shannon Maloney stated that an 
island would necessitate the elimination of parking 
on one side of the street to facilitate two way traffic. 
Commissioner LaRocca stated his preference for a 
peninsula because it allows the street to function 
with both traffic and parking concerns. Commissioner 
Patri agreed, stating that public accessibility was 
a desirable feature. 

There was a consensus among the Commissioners to 
retain the peninsula. 

Commissioner Hanson indicated her preference for a 
smaller narrower base similar to the one found in 
Lima, Peru, which would serve to emphasize the statue, 
rather than moderate it. With a reduced width, and 
the hoof extending beyond the pedestal, a dynamic or 
excitement appropriate to a charging horse and heroic 
rider would be introduced, creating more artistic 
tension. Commissioner Hanson also stated that a higher, 
narrower base would better hold the axial line from 
the Civic Center Plaza to the United Nations Plaza. 
Shannon Maloney commented that the pedestal design 
presented had already been scaled down from the draw- 
ings sent from Venezuela, and that it also contained 
more relief and detail, however, it would have to be 
of sufficient size to accomodate the placement of the 
six plaques. Commissioner LaRocca suggested that six 
inches be reduced from each side of the pedestal, 
along with a 12"increase in height. Dick Edmond suggested 
that the height of the base should be raised to the 
next horizontal line on the library, allowing more 
room for the plaques. 

There was a consensus among the Commissioners to 
rescale the base, making it narrower and higher. 



3. Brick Work 



Commissioner Vedensky stated that the quantity of 
brick work, as represented in the drawings, should 
be modified. He stated that a rectangular band or 
border in the middle of the street might be more 
appropriate and more in keeping with the design and 
scale on the other side of the street. 



4. Trees 



Commissioner Vecfensky stated that the quantity of 
trees proposed might block the view of the statue 
on the south side. Commissioner LaRocca suggested 
that six trees be removed on the north side, 
was a consensus among the Commissioners that all 
but six trees on the south side should be removed. 



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SUBJECTS cont'd 

) II. Street Function 
A. Traffic 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 



Shannon Maloney stated that a peninsula would necess- 
itate parking perpendicular to the curb, however, 
there would be no loss of parking places. A peninsula 
would also require a one way modification of the 
traffic flow. 



B. Ceremonial Function 



III. Safety 



IV. Drainage 



V. Bidding Process 



Conclusion 



Dick Edmond mentioned the use of Fulton Street for 
ceremonies, processions and parades on their approach 
to City Hall. Dick Evans stated that the 22 - 24' 
opening along side the peninsula should be sufficient 
to allow passage. 

Shannon Maloney stated that ballards made of cast 
iron would be placed on the concrete base to prevent 
vehicles from driving upon the peninsula. 

Joe Ovadia stated that the peninsula would necessi- 
tate a channel drain running the full length of the 
peninsula. This had been selected over a catch basin 
which would have required a sewer connection and thus, 
would have been more costly. 

Dick Evans stated that a bidding package could be 
prepared whereas the basic contract would include 
the base, peninsula, brick work, paving, trees and 
drainage. If additional funds were made available, 
the "Add On I" could cover the costs of ballards 
and lighting. 

The Commissioners requested that Shannon Maloney 
send them information regarding any changes. 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 PM. 



Respectfully submitte 




ill Mant 
Coordinator, Art in Public Places 



City and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

^' ' lents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



MINUTES/APRIL 18, 1984 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, April 18, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the 
Commissioner's Room of the SF Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert La Rocca 

OTHERS PRESENT 

Joan Brown 
Jim Cheng 
Cathy Cinnater 
John Fick 
Edith Fried 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



Hael Kobayashi 
James Kuromiya 
Keith Sklar 
Barbara Voorhees 
Jill Manton 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business . 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and 
administrative actions suggested (where appro- 
priate. ) 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



Performing Arts 
Garage/Joan Brown 



Joan Brown stated her pr 
work with the top facade 
and noted its dimension 
She continued to explain 
determining the most app 
for the site. Although, 
considered a figural lin 
bronze, Ms. Brown's inve 
confirmed that the lines 
be a minimum of 3" thick 
would not appear gracefu 
elegant. She instead pro 
with dancing figures, pi 
ments, made out of cut o 
bronze. With Foundry own 
Ms. Brown discussed weig 
ancoring system. Re: siz 
nissioncr LaRocca str 



eference to 

of the gar a g e 
as 19'x27'. 

her process of 
ropriate design 
she had initially 
e drawing in 
stigat ions 
would have to 
, and as such, 
1 , refined and 
posed working 
i ns t ru - 
ut sheets of 
er, Jim Fick, 
lit and proposed 
e of the figures , 
essed the 



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SUBJECTS cont'd 



'J 



Performing Arts Garage 



II. Arts Festival *84 



III. Christmas Tree Mural 



IV. 



Keith Sklar 

Mural Design Approval 



Jobs Bill Mural Project 
De Ma Salong House 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

importance of size accuracy, stating that 
the outdoors and sky as background tended to 
diminish size. Jim Cheng, A City Engineer, 
working with the Parking Authority stated 
that the artist and foundry should submit 
plans to the Parking Authority which specify 
loading and anchoring systems. 

The Commissioners voted that John Korty 
should be the recipient of the Award of Honor 
in the film category. The art video category 
was discussed and nominees considered. A 
special joint award was considered for both 
Joanne Kelly and Skip Sweeney to acknowledge 
the accomplishments of both persons. Hael 
Kobayashi reported that the Arts Festival 
budget is in process and will be reviewed 
by the Finance Committee. 

Edith Fried, Chair of the Twin Peaks Beauti- 
fication Committee presented the request of 
her committee to paint over a mural at X-mas 
Tree Point, because of its faded and graffi- 
tted condition. She stated that the SF 
Conservation Corp. would provide this service 
at no cost to the City. James Kuromiya, Direc- 
tor of the Mural Resource Center, stated that 
the MRC requires 90 days notice prior to a 
mural being repainted, so that the artists 
can be contacted and funding possibilities 
investigated. Commissioner LaRocca also point- 
ed out that the area will be refenced for 
additional security because of all of the 
major communications equipment located there 
and that the Twin Peak Committee should be 
aware of this relative to their beaut if icat ion 
plans . 

(Reschedule for review at next VAC meeting 
when pertinent material and information has 
been obtained.) Ref: Manton $ Kuromiya 

Keith Sklar presented his proposal for the 
rear wall of the Bd . of Education Bldg. at 
135 Hayes Street. The Commissioners were 
concerned that it was not appropriate to 
endorse a project that had not yet been 
approved by the Bd . of Education. They did not 
wish it to be construed as any sort of pres- 
sure. 

(Return to VAC with photo of site and mural 
superimposed upon it.) Ref: Sklar 

Johanna Pocthig presented her mural proposal 
for the De Ma Salong House near 3rd and 4th 
Streets and Harrison and Folsom. The i J n • x 2 ' 
mural deals with the history of Philipine 
immigration in the U.S. Commissioner LaRocca 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/APRIL 18, 1984/PAGE 3 
SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



Mural/De Ma Salong House 



VI. Johnson and Higgins 



VII.Moscone Parking Garage 
A. Steven De Staebler 



C. 



Dustin Shuler 



Dan Rice 



VIII .Democratic National 
Convention Poster 



IX. 



Edith Hamlin/Gift 
Acceptance 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



suggested that a tablet or text with the 
historical information might accompany the 
mural . 

J. Manton requested direction and advice re: 
the necessary engineering studies that would 
have to be done at the site. 
(Obtain landscape drawing with deck details 
from Pier 39. Obtain information re: soil and 
mound depth.) Ref: Manton 



The Committee discussed the use 
for this site, as opposed to br 
of scale and price consideratio 
that ceramic would be an accept 
the base or column were of suff 
(4 - 6'). 
(Write letter to Ray King, Acti 
Parking Authority and state tha 
tory to obtain a ruling on the 
efficient placement of concrete 
base. To return at a later time 
and brick work is complete woul 
ruptive.) Ref: Manton 
(Determine if Parking Authority 
budget will include cost of san 
crete footing and lighting.) R 

Maquette proposal should includ 
absolutely everything, i.e., wo 
fastening systems, outline of s 
and finish of surface and under 



of ceramic 
onze because 
ns . They agreed 
able material if 
icient height 

ng Director of 

t it is manda- 

access for 
footing for 
when concrete 

d be more dis- 

construction 
d-blasted con- 
ef: Manton 

e and specify 
rking drawings 
pecs, treatment 
-coating . 



Re: installation: Determine and investigate the 
backing necessary for plexi-boxes; How does 
backing stay against wall? What bolts, anchor 
bolts or eyelets will be used? 

The Commissioners agreed to jury posters for 
the convention on Friday, May 11, 1984 at 3:00 
PM. 

Commissioner Hanson presented photos of "World 
Map" a mural by Edith Hamlin which would be 
donated and installed at Central Terminal at 
SFIA. (See attached description.) 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended 
that the following orders be adopted by the Arts Commission. 



ORDERED: 



Motion to enter into contract with Joan Brown to 

produce a maquclto Tor the Performing Arts Garage 

by .inly 1, 1984. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Seconded by: Robert LaROCCA 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED: 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/APRIL 18, 1984/PAGE 4 

REPORTS § ORDERS cont'd 

^ ORDERED: Award of Honor Nomination/Film/ John Korty 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve selection of Skip Sweeney 
and Joanne Kelly to receive a joint award of 
honor in Video category. 
Motion: JO Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Mural Design Approval/Johanna Poethig/De Ma Salong 

House 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus : Unanimous 

Motion to approve and accept with appreciation 

a gift to the City and County of San Francisco, 

of Edith Hamlin's mural, "World Map" to be installed 

at SFIACentral Terminal. Acceptance is contigent 

upon approval by Airport Commission and installation 

by the Airport. 

Motion for ARTS COMMISSION to work collaboratively 
with Rec and Park to effect acceptable modifications 
to Japanese Peace Monument in Linclon Park, whereas 
Peace Monument does not conform to many of the 
previously approved design specifications and 
includes an additional dedication stone which has 
never been reviewed or approved. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the 
meeting at 6:35. 



ORDERED: 



ORDERED: 



~ 6. ORDERED: 

m 



Respectfully submitted, 




Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



Description of Proposed Gift to City and County of San Francisco 

■krtist: Edith Hamlin 

Title: "World Map" 

Dimensions: 18'x35' 

Media: Acrylic and gold leaf on vicrytex, an acrylic fabric 

Subject: World map design with cultural symbols of ethnic arts superimposed 
over certain areas of mural. 

History: Commissioned in 1962 by P 5 Steamship Line for installation 
in their Post Street offices. Closure of the office 13 years 
later and subsequent remodelling by the new tenants dislodged 
the mural. Through the generosity of P § 0, the mural was 
returned to the artist who had cleaning and conservation work 
performed . 

Value: Appraised at $15,000 in 1984 

Other works by Edith Hamlin in CITY Collection: 

1. Coit Tower Mural, "Hunting" 

2. Mission High School Murals 

3. Small commemorative mural at Lawton Elementary School 



City and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 



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Officio Members: 



Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



MAY 16, 19 84 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, May 16, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the 
Commissioner's Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
ROBERT LA ROCCA 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 

OTHERS PRESENT 

Ramona Albright 

Edith Fried 

Dorothy Greppi and Daughter 

James Kurotniya 

Jay Zachariah 

Barbara Voorhees 

Jill Manton 

There being a quroum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
bus iness . 



Discus sion 



SUBJECT 



The following subjects were discussed and 
administrative actions suggested (where 
appropriate . ) 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSS ION 



Christmas Tree 
Mural/Twin Peaks 
Beau t i ficat ion 



James Kuromiya reported that the Mural 
Resource Center Advisory Board had not 
been able to raise funds to restore 
the mural, thus, neither the Advisory 
Board, nor the artist, Fran Valesco, had 
any objections to the mural being cover- 
ed as part of the Twin Peaks Beautifi- 
cation Plan. James reported that OCD 
had been approached as a possible source 
of new funds to allow the artist to do 
a new mural at another site 



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SUBJECTS ADMINISTTATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUS S ION 

II. "Las Lechugeras" James Kuromiya stated that a portion of the 
Mural Damage mural had been removed in order to accomodate 

the placement of a PG&E me ter . Neither the artist, 
Juana Alicia Franklin, nor the Mural Resouce 
Center had been contacted by Mrs. Dorothy Greppi, 
the property owner. Mrs. Greppi claimed that 
she had never received a copy of the agreement 
she had signed back in 1982 which outlined the 
owner's responsibilities regarding alterations 
to the mural, and as such, she did not know 
that an alteration such as the one incurred by 
the mural would be a violation of that agreement. 
James Kuromiya provided a letter from the artist 
and the community indicating their extreme dis- 
tress regarding the situation. Mrs. Greppi 
stated that she, as well, was extremely concerned 
about the damage, and that she would be willing 
to provide funds to remedy the situation and 
restore the mural to its original condition. 
This could be accomplished by the installation 
of doors that would house the meters behind 
them . 

III. Arts Fesitval'84 Formats for the presentation of the Awards of 
Barbara Voorhees Honor were discussed. She felt that the certif- 
icates used for this award should be specific, 
rather than generic. Various options regarding 
use of existing certificates were reviewed and 
considered. Barbara stated that the allocation 
for the certificates, their design and/or framing 
was only $400. Claire Isaacs suggested that Bill 
Roarty be contacted to discuss what possibili- 
ties exist. 

IV. Mission Community The Commissioners stated that new guidelines 
Center and instructions should be issued to the artists 

who had previously submitted proposals. These 
guidelines should be as specific as possible 
and should convey the concerns of the Selection 
Pane 1 . 

V. Jay Zachariah/ Jay Zachariah presented materials on the various 
Rainbow the Clown kinds of performance programs provided by the 

Environmental Arts Corporation. His new proposal, 
in an attempt to relieve the congested perform- 
ance conditions at Fisherman's Wharf, would 
provide for performances to occur on a regular 
basis in other city plazas. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MAY 16, 1984/PAGE 3 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed, and the Committee recommended 
that the following orders be adopted by the Arts Commission. 

1. ORDERED: Motion to accept the recommendation of the Mural Resource 

Center regarding the painting over the mural at Xmas Tree 
Point, contigent upon the receipt of a letter of authoriza- 
tion from the artists involved. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Motion to accept the recommendation of the Mural Resource 

Center regarding the damage incurred by "Las Lechugeras" 
by Juana Alicia Franklin, on the condition that the artist 
is in agreement and the mural is restored ASAP. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Motion to endorse the production of Break Dance Performance 

Program in various downtown plazas, Pier 43, and other 
Fisherman's Wharf locations. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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ere being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting 
at 6:30 PM. 



Respectfully submitted 

Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 




Commissioners 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



Arts Commission 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

sidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1984 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will 
be held on Wednesday, May 23, 1984 at 5:00 PM in the 
Arts Commission Conference Room on the third floor 
of 45 Hyde Street. 



I. 
II. 

Ill 
IV. 
V. 



MIKE IWASAKI/JAPANESE PEACE MONUMENT 

SF ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY 
EXHIBITION APPROVAL 

OLD BUSINESS 

NEW BUSINESS 

ADJOURNMENT 



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President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

p-oojdents of the 

* »ne Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

Planning Commission 

Recreation and Park 

Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES/MAY 25, 1984 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, May 25, 1984 at 5:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room on the third floor of 45 Hyde Street. 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 

OTHERS PRESENT 

Michael Bell 
Claire Isaacs 
Jill Manton 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business . 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administra- 
tive actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



Mike Iwasaki/ 
Japanese Peace 
Monument 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

The history of the project to date was 
reviewed by the Committee. Michael Bell 
reported that Tom Malloy had no major 
objections to the monument, however, he 
felt that the quality of the dedication 
plaque and the monument should be the same. 
Commissioner LaRocca defined the two major 
issues at hand to be the location of the 
dedication plaque and the inclusion of Mr. 
Iwasaki 's name, as opposed to the name of 
a group with which he was associated for 
the sponsorship of the monument. 
Commissioner Hanson felt it extremely impor- 
tant that the integrity of the approval 
process be established and implemented. 
The Commissioners agreed to recommend the 
following modifications of the monument: 

1 . Remove dedication stone and replace it 
15' uphill of existing bench in front 
of acacia shrubbery. 

2. Remove the name of Mike Iwasaki, either 



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SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



Mike Iwasaki/Japanese Peace 
Monument 



II. Lucien Labaubt Collection 



by sand-blasting the name out entirely, making it 
seem as thought the preceeding words were underscored, 
or, add the name of the committee or group with which 
Mr. Iwasaki was associated; or, bury the bottom part 
of the stone so that the name is obscured. 
3. After removal of the dedication plaque, cut back 

and reduce forward platform to the area left void by 
the removal of the granite stone. Redress finish 
of platform. 
[Send a letter to Tom Malloy with these recommendations 
included.] Ref: Isaacs 

Through the efforts of Jo Hanson and Michael Bell, 
the entire Labaubt collection was able to be salvaged, 
packaged, and safely stored at Ollendorf. The archives 
of Labaubt will be given to the Smithsonian per 
authorization of a letter written in 1972 and discovered 
by Michael Bell. The De Young will receive all of the 
dress-making materials and the Labaubt furniture will 
be given to the Oakland Museum. Negotiations for the 
Arts Commission to receive all of the art work are 
pending a court decision. Commissioner LaRocca expressed 
his gratitude and appreciation for the expedient 
action on the part of Commissioner Hanson and Michael 
Bell. 



t TT I. Arts Commission Gallery 
I 



IV. Democratic National 

Convention Poster Jurying 



Both Commissioners agreed that the gallery is doing 
very well and commended John McCaron for his efforts. 

The date for the screening of all submissions was 
established as June 18, 1984. This will take place 
at 560 Mission Street. 



New Business 



Claire Isaacs reminded the Commissioners that the 
Board of Supervisors would soon be reviewing and 
voting upon the Arts Commission budget requests. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that the 
following orders be adopted by the full Commission. 



ORDERED: 



Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval/Ansel Adams Commemorative 
Exhibition/ July 1984 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED: Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval/San Francisco Festival 
of Film and Performance/August September, 1984 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second : Etobei i LaRoi ca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED: 



Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval /S. m Francisco Drawing 
Exhibition 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MAY 25, 1984/PAGE 3 



Motion: 
Second: 
Consensus: 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Unanimous 



There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 6:45 PM. 
Respectfully submif-feed, 



JyLl Man ton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



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City and County of San Francisco 




Memorandum 



Art Commission 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



June 12, 1984 

The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
Jill Manton, Coordinator, Visual Arts Committee 
Meeting Dates 

Dear Commissioners: 

This will confirm that the following dates have been scheduled for 
meetings. 

Monday, June 18, 1984 (jj 5:00 PM 

Meeting to screen poster design submissions for the Democratic 

National Convention 

This meeting will take place at 560 Mission Street, on the 6th 

Floor. 

Wednesday, June 20, 1984 (jj 4:00 PM 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Commmittee 
has been schedlued for this date. We will meet in the 
Commissioner's Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 

I look forward to seeing you soon. 



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Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

idents of the 
rine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1984 

AGENDA 

I. Steven DeStaebler 
Moscone Parking Garage 

II. I.L.W.U. 

Review of Proposal for Commemorative Memorial 

III. Mission Playground 

Mural Design Review/Luis Duran 

IV. Mural Resource Center 

V. Jobs Bill Mural Program 

VI. Arts Festival '84 

VII. Dan Rice/Moscone Parking Garage/Framing Alternatives 

VIII. Mission Community Center/Screening Date 

IX. Central City Park/Project Update and Screening Date 

X. Sculpture Exhibition in the U.N Plaza/Frank Lucas 

XI. Endorsement of SP1326 

State Percent for Art Legislation 

XII. Other Art Enrichment Projects Update 

XIII. Old Business 

XIV. New Business 

XV. Adjournment 



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DIRECTOR 



ommissioners 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



toselyne C. Swig 
President 

)mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

'ernon Alley 
'imothy Duncan 
lilliam Gaylord 
o Hanson 
tobert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
Villiam Paterson 
'iero Patri 
'eter Rodriguez 
tay Taliaferro 

!x Officio Members: 

P» nts of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1984 



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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, June 20, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner's 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Ray Taliaferro 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



Moscone Parking 
Garage/Stephen De 
Staebler 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

Discussion: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate) . 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Mr. De Staebler discussed his concern regarding 
the issue of relocating the sculpture and stated 
that it would restrict his design options if it 
were to be moved at a future date. If Pacific 
Telephone does not waive its right for vehicular 
passage, the Committee agreed that perhaps, a 
permanent easement to install the work on the 
developer's property could be obtained. Mr. De 
Staebler then suggested that perhaps, an abstract 
sculpture, as opposed to a figurative sculpture, 
would be more appropriate. Commissioner LaRocca 
suggested that a meeting be scheduled to discuss 
the possible easement with the following parties 
in attendance: Property owner, Redevelopment Agency, 
Parking Authority, Artist, and Visual Arts Commit- 
tee. 

[ Consult with City Attorney to determine legality 
of installing City owned art work on private 
property.] Ref: Manton 
[Consult with Parking Authority Engineer or 

Architect to determine how close sculpture footing 

can be located next to the pipe for the catch 

basins.] Ref: Manton 
[Review minutes of previous Civic Design mei i 

to determine if mall has been finished in manner 



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RE JECTS cont'd 

i. Moscone Parking Garage 

II. I.L.W.U. Commemorative 
Monument 



III. Mission Playground/Mural 
Design 



Mural Resource Center 
Gayle Aratani Dong 



Jobs Bill Mural Program 
Horace Washington 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont ' d 

previously approved by Committee.] Ref: Manton 

Danny Beagle stated that the project, which is a 
collaboration between the Union and nine community 
artists, has developed and evolved quite extensively 
since their first presentation last March. He reported 
that the project has garned the support and endorsement 
of the community surrounding the site at Stewart and 
Mission and that Rec & Park, the Port, and MUNI have 
given approval to the project. Eduardo Paneda explained 
the design to consist of standing steel plates shaped 
to resemble bird, water and ship forms upon which murals 
representing the events before, during and after the 
Maritime Strike were painted. The commemorative project 
will also include a bench, made of pre-cast concrete, 
which will be engraved. Commissioner Taliafero commented 
that this monument will commemorate one of the most 
significant events in the 20th century and further stated 
that he felt it to be an honor to be part of an organiza- 
tion that had participated in some manner in the commemor- 
ation of the 50th anniversary of the maritime strike. 
Commissioner LaRocca asked questions regarding the 
structural support systems, bolting systems, and the 
coatings that would be used both inside and outside of 
the structure. The artists were asked to return to the 
Visual Arts Committee once they had obtained this infor- 
mation. 

An Artists' Committee comprised of five local artists 
presented their design proposal for a mural at the 
Mission Playground. The mural represented both the 
history of San Francisco and the neighborhood. Commission- 
er Hanson suugested that there might be some sort of 
accompanying legend to inform and explain the vast 
amount of infomration contained in the mural. Artist, 
Juana Alicia Franklin responded that this might take the 
form of a Mexican retabla, similar to a ribbon of 
commentary. 

Gayle Aratani presented her mural proposal for Stofford 
Alley in Chinatown. The mural, painted in pastel colors 
would consist of four panels, each representing the 
four seasons and four generations of people in Chinatown, 
thus reflecting the growth and movement of the neighbor- 
hood . 

Horace Washington presented his mural proposal for the 
Martin Luther King Pool in Hunter's Point. The mural 
would consist of a series of ceramic tile portraits of 
important figures in Black history. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/ JUNE 20, 1984/PAGE 3 



Art Commission 



Si'RJECTS cont'd 



Rr. 



Jobs Bill Mural Program 
Arch Williams 



VII. Arts Festival '84 



VIII. Jon Twitchell 



IX. Mission Community Center 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont ' d 

Arch Williams presented his mural deisgn proposal for 
a building in Bernal Heights. He explained that through 
community meetings and outreach, he learned that the 
neighborhood was most interested in a mural that would 
deal with peace in Central America and the theme of peace, 
in general. Commissioner Hanson stated that the Figure 
representing the Earth Goddess could perhaps be reworked to 
better convey the artist's intent. 

Hael Kobayashi presented the design for the poster that 
would be used for this year's festival. Michael Bell stated 
that the phoenix and the free spirit were at once, provincial, 
romantic and bohemian. Hael reported that there had been 
a 45% acceptance rate among the artists who had submitted 
work for this year's festival. Hael also stated that the 
festival would be co-publishing the August issue of City Arts 
as the festival catalog. 

Jon Twitchell requested the support of the Arts Commission 
in an effort to develop guidelines for the implementation 
of the 1% for Art in private development, as proposed by 
the Downtown Plan. This would be a collaborative effort 
among artists, architects, the Arts and Planning Commission 
to define and classify what would be considered appropriate 
kinds of art work. Mr. Twitchell stated that this issue was 
somewhat sensitive with private developers, and that the 
proposed guidelines would not impose aesthetic judgments, 
but rather define general categories. The Committee responded 
that they would be very eager to participate in the develop- 
ment of such guidelines and would help in whatever manner 
possible. 

The second screening to review proposals for Art Enrichment 
was confirmed as scheduled for June 27, 1984 at 10:00 AM. 



X. Arts Commission Gallery 



John McCarron requested approval to use the rear exterior 
wall of the Arts Commission Gallery for a painting/mural/ 
installation by a New York artist entitled Zephry. Zephyr 
would have a concurrent exhibition at Fun Gallery West in 
the Civic Center. Fun Gallery West will pay all costs relat- 
ed to installation, publicity and reception. Commissioner 
LaRocca expressed his concern that the exhibit should make 
some sort of positive statement and that it should no include 
any profanity or vulgarity. 

Commissioner LaRocca discussed the use of the lot adjacent 
to the gallery for a sculpture garden. He suggested that 
Joh obtain estimates of the cost involved in filling the 
lot and bringing it up to standards. 



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UECTS cont'd 



XI. Moscone Parking Garage 



XII. Johnson and Higgins 

Waterfront Art Project/ 
Contract Changes 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Jill Manton reported that estimates on the cost of 
fabricating plexi boxes for Dan Rice's three paintings 
have been unusually high, making the cost of framing 
and installing the boxes greater than the cost of the 
three paintings. She stated the reason for this was the 
large size of the paintings and the fact that the plexi 
would have to be specially fabricated. The alternatives 
would be to vote to purchase three other paintings, smaller 
in scale, or to vote to commission three new paintings 
that could be installed within the standard-sized plexi 
boxes. The Commissioners asked to see slides of other work 
available for purchase before taking any action. 

At the request of the attorney of one of the finalists, 
the Commissioners considered whether to modify part of 
the artist's contract dealing with "deviations from the 
proposal." The attorney basically requested the addition 
of the word "substantial" when the contract mentions 
deviations from the previously approved proposal. Thus, 
it would allow the artist some flexibility in terms of 
the fabrication of his work. City Attorney Judy Teichman 
cautioned against this modification, for ' substantial ' could 
be widely interpreted and thus, the Commission would have 
to accept a work according to the terms of the contract, 
that they might have otherwise rejected. The Commissioners 
decided to retain the contract wording as is, however, they 
noted that the contract provided that the artist may return 
to the Committee requesting approval of any modification. 



XIII. Central City Park 



Jill Manton reported that artists had been asked to 
submit a drawing of their proposal for the park, in 
addition to slides and other biographical materials. 
In this way, the members of the Selection Panel could 
see exactly what kind of work was being proposed and it 
could thus, be better evaluated, relative to concerns of 
the project. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that the 
following orders be adopted by the Commission. 



ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the site plan and the proposed art work for the 

I.L.W.U. project in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 

Maritime strike, pending return to the VAC for review of structural 

specifications. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED: 



Mural Design Approval/Mission Playground/ 19th and Linda Streets 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: imous 



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REPORTS AND ORDERS cont'd 



ORDERED : 



ORDERED : 



ORDERED : 



Mural Design Approval/Gayle Aratani Dong/Stof ford Alley in 

Chinatown 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus : Unanimous 

Mural Design Approval/Horace Washington/Martin Luther King Pool in 

Hunter's Point. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Mural Design Approval/Arch Williams/Mission and Fair Streets 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 



ORDERED : 



Motion to support and particpate in the study and process of developing 
guidelines for the implementation of the 1% for Art in private develop- 
ment as proposed by the Planning Commission in the Downtown Plan. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



Japanese Tea Garden/Contract Modification/Extension of Completion 
date until September 15, 1985. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 

SF Arts Commission Gallery/Exhibition Approval/Painting, Mural 
Installation/Exterior Rear Wall of Gallery facing Ivy Street 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

9. ORDERED: Motion to endorse SP1326 which would provide legislation to support 
1% for Art in State buildings. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 PM. 



^espectfiiilry^sTibmitted , 




Jill Mahton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Committee 



fty and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




ommissioners 



oselyne C. Swig 
President 

mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

;rnon Alley 
mothy Duncan 

illiam Gaylord 
i Hanson 
jbert LaRocca 
icqueline Nemerovski 
illiam Paterson 
ero Patri 
iter Rodriguez 
ly Taliaferro 

i Officio Members: 

A~ its of the 
" i«e Arts Museums 
,. Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 1984 

AGENDA 

I. ART ENRICHMENT PROJECTS UPDATE 

II. ARTS FESTIVAL '84 

III. MURAL RESOURCE CENTER 

IV. CENTRAL CITY PARK 
REVIEW OF PROPOSALS 

V. PERFORMING ARTS GARAGE 
SCHEDULE DATE FOR MAQUETTE REVIEW 

VI. BEACH CHALET 

VII. OLD BUSINESS 
VIII. NEW BUSINESS 
IX. ADJOURNMENT 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



This meeting will be held in the Commissioner 's Room of the 
San Francisco Public Library from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. 



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MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



ommissioners 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



toselyne C. Swig 
President 

)mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

'ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 
William Gaylord 
o Hanson 
obert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
/illiam Paterson 
iero Patri 
eter Rodriguez 
ay Taliaferro 

x Officio Members: 

fsidents of the 
Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



JULY 



11, 



1984 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, July 11, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner's 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



Jo Hanson 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 



Discussion: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



Arts Festival 



II. Carmen Garza 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

A request for final payment approval was submitted 
by the three festival co-directors, Hael Kobayashi, 
Barbara Voorhees and Frank Pietronegro. Commissioner 
Hanson stated that should would recommend approval 
of this request at the August commission mtg. 

Jill Manton reported that the artist had requested 
an additional extension of the completion date of 
her art enrichment project at the Millbrae Water 
Facility. Commissioner Hanson expressed her concern 
that the artist had been given sufficient time to 
allow for the completion of the eight narrative 
panels and stated that a studio visit should be 
immediately scheduled so that the Visual Arts 
Committee could better evaluate the situation. 



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III. Joe Slusky Jill Manton reported that the artist is planning 

to install his sculpture at the Millbrae Water 
Facility on August 4, 1984. Previous to this, the 
Visual Arts Committee has been requested to conduct 
a studio visit to determine if proposal has been 
performed satisfactorily. 

IV. Joan Brown Jill Manton reported that Joan Brown would like 

to present her maquette to the Visual Arts Committee 

during the latter part of July. 

(Schedule special meeting of the Visual Arts 

Committee so that maquette and structural specs 

and be reviewed.) Ref: Manton 



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SUBJECTS 



U.N. Plaza 
Frank Lucas 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Jill Manton reported that Jeffrey Lee had responded favorably to 
the letter sent to him requesting approval of a program that 
would sponsor the public exhibition of sculpture in the U.N Plaza 
for a five year time period, providing that a minor encroachment 
permit had been obtained. A letter with this information has been 
sent to the project sponsor, Mr. Lucas and the Committee is awaiting 
his response. Commissioner Hanson stated that a letter of understand- 
ing should be sent to the Recreation and Park Department confirming 
information received by the Arts Commission that the Recreation and 
Park Department had no objection to the implementation of this 
project . 

(Check with Michael Bell regarding the wording of this information.) 
Ref: Manton 



VI. Dan Rice 



Dan Rice has been able to obtain over-sized plexi-glass at a 
more reasonable cost than those prices quoted by suppliers in 
San Francisco. 



VII. Central City 
Park 



Commissioner Hanson reviewed the proposals submitted by six 
artists for this project. She suggested that the meeting to 
vote upon these proposals by Recreation and Park, the Project 
Architects and the Visual Arts Committee be held at the Arts 
Commission Conference Room. 



VIII. Art Enrichment 



IX. Adjournment 



Commissioner Hanson stated that a letter describing and defining 
selection procedures for current and future projects should be 
developed and sent to the Recreation and Park Department, as well 
as those other agencies with whom we work on projects. 

There being no further business, Commissioner Hanson adjourned the 
meeting at 5:25 PM. 



Respectfully submitted 




ill Manton 

oordinator, Visual Arts Program 



ity and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



jmmissioners 



>selyne C. Swig 
President 

nitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

>rnon Alley 
mothy Duncan 
edrick Goerner 
Hanson 
ibert LaRocca 
cqueline Nemerovski 
illiam Paterson 
ero Patri 
ter Rodriguez 
ly Taliaferro 

[ Officio Members: 

™ - _ts of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held on 
Wednesday, July 25, 1984 at 3:30 Pm in the Arts Commission Conference 
Room, located at 45 Hyde Stree, third floor. 



IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 



N 



D 



Joan Brown/Performing Arts Garage 
Maquette Review 

Dustin Shuler/Moscone Parking Garage 
Maquette Review 

Joe Slusky/Millbrae Water Facility 

Review of Installation Plans and Specifications 

Contract Payment Authorization 

Studio Visit prior to installation 

Final Inspection 

Mural Resouce Center 

Jobs Bill Mural Program 

Art Programs 

Exhibition of City Collection 

Michael Bell/Draft of Art Commission Loan Agreement 



IX. 



Central City Park 

Meeting to Review Maquettes 

Carmen Garza/Millbrae Water Facility 
Request for Extension of Completion Date 



X. 


Old Business 


XI. 


New Business 


XII. 


Adjournment 



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MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



commissioners 



toselyne C. Swig 
President 

)mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
'imothv Tluncan 

Villiam Gaylord 

o Hanson 
tobert LaRocca 
lacqueline Nemerovski 
Villiam Paterson 
'iero Patri 
'eter Rodriguez 
lay Taliaferro 

!x Officio Members: 

■E its of the 

y tine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

Planning Commission 

Recreation and Park 

Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1984 

MINUTES 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, July 25, 1984 at 3:30 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
ROBERT LAROCCA 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 



Discussion: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were thoroughly discussed 

and administrative actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



Joan Brown/ 
Performing Arts 
Garage /Presenta- 
tion of Maquette 



II. Mural Resource 
Center 



III. 



Jobs Bill Mural 
Program 



ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS /DIRECTIVES 

Joan Brown presented a maquette fabricated 
of bronze figures on an aluminum background. 
The scale of the maquette was 1"=1', thus, 
the artist has proposed for the uppermost 
facade of the garage, two dancing musicians, 
which would be 12' high. 

James Kuromiya presented a mural proposal for 
the Benjamin Franklin Elemary School. The 
present funding for this mural project is $9,750. 
If additional funds can be obtained, the two 
artists selected by the school would like to 
include a metal sculpture along with the mural. 
Commissioner LaRocca suggested that the reclining 
body line of Benjamin Franklin should be empha- 
sized. Part of the mural would also have Ben 
Franklin's face done in relief. The Commissioners 
requested more specific information regarding 
this part of the proposal, however, did approve 
Phase I of the mural design. 

James Phillips presented his mural design proposal 
for Hunters POint West. He will work with two 
community trainees. The 20'x20' mural will be 
painted directly upon the wall surface after pri- 



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SUBJECTS cont'd 



t 



I. JObs Bill Mural Program 



IV. Dustin Shuler/Moscone 

Parking Garage/Maquette 
Presentation 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

ing the cement. James explained that the origins 
of the imagery were from African textile design. 

Dustin Shuler's maquette of a 1971 Red Fia Spider 
was presented and approved by the Committee. 



V. 



Millbrae Water Facility/ 
Carmen Lomas Garza 



VI. Beach Chalet 



VII. Draft of Loan Agreement 



Jill Manton reported that Mr. Von Seca, the new 
Director of the Millbrae Facility had been contacted 
in response to Carmen's request for an extension. Mr. 
Von Seca had been asked to indicate whether he preferred 
the installation of the five panels completed to date 
or whether he preferred to wait until the late fall 
when all of the panels would be finished. He stated 
that he preferred to wait until all of the work could 
be installed at once time, and also stated that it 
would be preferable to have Joe Slusky's installation 
occur concurrent with that of Carmen Garza's. 
Carmen Garza presented the text that will accompany 
each of the eight panels. The Committee made some minor 
modifications, and approved it as modified. 

Commissioner Hanson distributed her position statement 
regarding collaborative efforts between the Arts Comm- 
ission and the Recreation and Park Department for the 
care and maintenance of art works and art objects under 
Rec & Park jurisdiction. The other Commissioners present 
agreed that this should be presented to the full Commis- 
sion at its regular monthly meeting. 

The Committee reviewed the draft of a loan agreement 
prepared by Michael Bell. Under the terms of this 
agreement, no art work could be removed or relocated 
from a City office without prior notice being given 
to the Arts Commission. In the event of damage, the 
borrowing agency would be responsible for its repair. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that the 
following orders be adopted by the full Commission. 



1 . ORDERED : 



Final payment authorization for Hael Kobayashi, Barbara Voorhees 
and Frank Pietronegro as they have satisfactorily completed 
their duties as Co-Directors of the 1984 Arts Festival. 



Motion: 
Second: 
Consensus : 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Unanimous 



2. ORDERED: Jacques Overhof f /Totlot/Portsmouth Square/Resolution to rescind 
■* former resolution 1984-108 which authorized a contract modification 

L- in the amount of $1,500. This resolution should be revised to 

authorize a modification in the amount ol 7. 



Motion: 
Second: 



Peter Rodriguez 
Jo Hanson 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES /PAGE 3/ JULY 25, 1984 
REPORTS & ORDERS cont'd 



t 



ORDERED: Resolution to approve payment to Jack Zajac for his submission of a 
Maquette for the Johnson and Higgins Waterfron Art Project. 



Motion: 
Second: 
Consensus : 



Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 
Unanimous 



4. ORDERED: Resolution to approve payment to Bruce Johnson for his submission of a 

maquette for the Johnson and Higgins Waterfront Art Project. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Resolution to approve payment to Jerome Kirk for his submission of a 

maquette for the Johnson and Higgins Waterfront Art Project. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Resolution to approve payment to Roger Barr for his submission of a 

maquette for the Johnson and Higgins Waterfront Art Project. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Resolution to approve payment to John Battenberg for his submission of 

a maquette for the Johnson and Higgins Waterfront Art Project 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



Carmen Lomas Garza/Millbrae Water Facility/Extension of Completion 
Date. Work must be installed before the end of November, 1984. 



Motion: 
Second: 
Consensus : 



Jo Hanson 
Peter Rodriguez 
Unanimous 



9. 



ORDERED: Joe slusky/ Millbrae Water Facility/ Extension of Completion 
Date. Work must be installed before the end of November, 1984. 



Motion: 
Second : 
Consensus : 



Peter Rodriguez 
Jo Hanson 
Unanimous 



10. ORDERED: Jacques Overhof f /Totlot/Portsmouth Square/Progress Payment Authorization 
in the amount of $8,000. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



1 1 . ORDERED : 



Joan Brown/Performing Arts Garage/Maquette Approval 
Resolution to approve payment in the amount of $1,000. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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REPORTS & ORDERS 



E- 



ORDERED: Resolution for the Director of the Arts Commission to enter 

into contract with Joan Brown for the fabrication, transportation 
and installation of a work of art at the Performing Arts Garage. 
The total contract amount, including maquette fee is not to exceed 
$42,000. 



Motion: 
Second : 
Consensus: 



Peter Rodriguez 
Jo Hanson 
Unanimous 



13. 



ORDERED : 



Dustin Shuler/Maquette Approval/Moscone Parking Garage 
Resolution to approve payment in the amount of $1,000. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



14. ORDERED: Mural Design Approval/Ben Franklin Elemary School/Selma Brown, Artist/ 

Phase I Approval Only 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

15. ORDERED: Mural Design Approval/ James Phillips/Hunters Point West 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
^b Second: Jo Hanson 

' Consensus : Unanimous 

16. ORDERED: Approval of Arts Commission Loan Agreement 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



*ty and County of San Francisco 




ommissioners 



oselyne C. Swig 
President 

imitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 
'i 1 1 iam Gay lord 
o Hanson 
obert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
/illiam Paterson 
iero Patri 
eter Rodriguez 
ay Taliaferro 

x Officio Members: 

Wj ~ its of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Wednesday, August 8. 1984 

AGENDA 

I. LOCATION OF SIMON BOLIVAR STATUE 

II. REVIEW OF ART ENRICHMENT PROJECTS 

III. MURAL RESOURCE CENTER 

IV. COLLECTION MANAGEMENT POLICY 

V. OLD BUSINESS 

VI. NEW BUSINESS 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 



Art Commission 



Joan Ellison-Wong 
DIRECTOR 



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Memorandum 



DATE: AUGUST 28, 1984 

TO: THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

FROM: JILL MANTON, COORDINATOR, ART IN PUBLIC PLACES 

RE: LEGISLATION REGARDING USE OF U.N. PLAZA BY ORPHEUM THEATRE 

I have done some research regarding the extent of the 
Orpheum Theatre's use of the U.N. Plaza. According to 
Resolution # 730-75, passed by the Board of Supervisors, 
the Orpheum Theatre may have vehicles service the theatre 
by having access only along a 12 foot strip of Fulton Street 
adjacent to the Orpheum Theatre building, from a drop curb 
on the easterly side of Hyde Street. 

I know that there had been some concern that the trucks 
had access through the center of the Plaza. This resolution 
clairifies that this is not the case at all. 



Sty and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



ommissioners 



oselyne C. Swig 
President 

mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 

illiam Gaylord 
) Hanson 
obert LaRocca 
icqueline Nemerovski 
illiam Paterson 
ero Patri 
ster Rodriguez 
ay Taliaferro 

x Officio Members: 

■£ ts of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1984 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, August 8, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner's Room 
of the San Francisco Public Library. 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Piero Patri 
Dmitri Vedensky 

OTHERS PRESENT 



Michael Bell, Assistant Director of Cultural Affaris 
Jim Gonzales, Office of the Mayor 
Shannon Maloney, D.P.W. 
Joe Ovadia, D.P.W. 
Steve Sui, D.P. W. 

Calvin Malone, Department of City Planning 
Dick Hedman, Department of City Planning 
John McCarron, Arts Commission Gallery 
Norman Bray, D.P.W., Traffic Engineering 
There being a quroum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
actions suggested (where appropriate.) 

DISCUSSION/ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



LOCATION OF 
SIMON BOLIVAR 
STATUE 



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Shannon Maloney presented five different drawings 
to the Committee, each of which represented a 
different location for the Simon Bolivar statue 
in the Civic Center. Each location is described 
as follows: 

Plan I - The statue would be placed on an island 
on Fulton Street. It would be on axis 
with the center of City Hall. Parking would 
be eliminated on the south side of Fulton 
Street, leaving a total of 40 parking spaces. 



il. m [1- The st. line would be placed on an Island 
on Fulton Street. It would be on axis 
with the center of City Hall, howevi i , 
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I. LOCATION OF SIMON a small amount of parking would be elimin ated 

BOLIVAR STATUE on the south side of the street. 

Plan III The statue would be placed on an island, located 
mid-block in the center of Fulton Street. The 
island would be off-axis and diagonal parking 
would be maintained on both sides of the street. 
There would be approximately 60 parking spaces. 

Plan IV -The statue would be placed adjacent to the library 
doors on the wide sidewalk, on the north side of 
Fulton Street. 

Plan V - The statue would be placed on the west side on 

the U.N. Plaza, on the east side of Hyde Street. 
It would be located on axis with the center of 
City Hall, with the two lights in closest proxi- 
mity removed. It would be centered inbetween the 
two rows of existing trees. 

A. Discussion Relative to Plans 

I, II, & III (on axis/off 

axis) . 

Commissioner Vedensky stated that the lights 
lining the mall of the U.N. Plaza seemed to create 
a wall leading to the dome of City Hall and thus, 
they would emphasize an off-axis position of the 
statue. 

Commissioner LaRocca pointed out that the street 
will change with time, perhaps, becoming a pedes- 
trian mall, thus, an off-axis position would be 
problematic . 

Dick Hedman agreed that it was important that the 
statue be placed on axis in consideration of the 
evolution of the street. 

Commissioner Hanson spoke of the aesthetic integ- 
rity of the Civic Center and stated that the 
pedestrian or vehicle driver would be unaware 
that a mid-block location on Fulton Street was 
off-axis. Commissioner Hanson further stated that 
a mid-block location would be the simplest solu- 
tion, requiring minimal change to the street in 
terms of parking and traffic flow. Commissioner 
Hanson reminded the Committee that Supervisors 
Hongisto and Maher would oppose any change of 
traffic flow. 

Norman Bray commented that the Supervisors are 
very sensitive to the issue of traffic change, 
and perhaps, also to the issue of parking loss. 
He stated that any change in either area would 
require going to the Board of Supervisors for 
new legislation. 

Commissioner LaRocca commented that it was un- 
fortuate to clutter the street, for the sake of 
parking. 

In response to Commissioner Hanson's comment that 
the pedestrian or driver would be unaware of a 
mid-block location being off-axis, Commissioner 
Vedensky stated that the ground plane was read 



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SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVESDISCUSSION cont'd 

I. LOCATION OF SIMON 
BOLIVAR STATUE 

A PLANS T tt ft ttt very lightly, whereas the vertical plane was read very 
heavily. 

Jim Gonzales, representing the viewpoint of the Honoarable 
Mayor Feinstein, stated that the Mayor's preference was for 
Plan III, the mid-block, off axis location. Jim also stated 
that the Mayor liked this location because of the adjacent 
flagpoles which could be used to represent the six nations 
liberated by Simon Bolivar. 

Commissioner Patri polled the Commissioners present and 
determined that there was a consensus among the Commissioners 
that an on-axis location was preferred. 
B. Discussion Relative 
to Location in the 

U.N. Plaza Shannon Maloney pointed out that there was an agreement 

between the City and the owners of the Orpheum Theatre 
which would allow trucks servicing the Orpheum to have 
access to the Plaza for loading and unloading. Shannon 
Maloney also mentioned that this location might interfere 
with the Farmers' Market and with the many civic parades 
and marathons that use this route to the Civic Center. 
Dick Hedman stated that the Department of City Planning was 
in the process of gathering information regarding all pre- 
vious plans for the design of the Civic Center. He stated 
that the originally proposed design for the Civic Center, 
as illustrated by the large pastel drawing in the office 
of the City Arhcitect, had placed an equestrian statue 
at the east end of Hyde Street, thus, providing a histor- 
ical precedent for this placement. 

Commissioner LaRocca stated that the U.N. Plaza would require 
no loss of parking &would not interfere with traffic cir- 
culation. This location would remain on axis and would be 
traditional, however, Commissioner LaRocca suggested that 
this location be discussed with the Mayor, for it had not 
been previously proposed and the Mayor's previous preference 
had been for an island. 

Commissioner Vedensky commented that the statue was incon- 
gruent with the style of the lighting fixtures and with 
other elements in the U.N. Plaza. Were the statue to be 
placed in the U.N. Plaza, these issues would have to be 
addressed. 

Michael Bell then commented that the Mayor's Office had 
requested that the Arts Commission investigate "period" 
lighting in the U. N. Plaza and had requested that the 
Arts Commission reinstate the Haas mural project. 
Commissioner Hanson stated her opposition to the proposal 
to place the statue in the U.n. Plaza for the following 
reasons: 

If the statue were located on Fulton Street, it 
would link the block into the major axial line 
of the Civic Center and would also serve to 
connect the U.N. Plaza to the Civic Center. 
Commissioner Hanson reminded the others that 
this had been the original intent of locating 
the statue on an island on Fulton Street 



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SUBJECTS cont'd 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 



I. LOCATION OF SIMON 
BOLIVAR STATUE 
B. DISCUSSION RE: 
U.N. PLAZA 



DISCUSSION RE: 
PLAN IV 



D. DECISION 



last year when the Committee first reviewed this issue. 
The Plaza location would fail to accomplish these things. 
Commissioner Hanson further stated that the architecture 
of the Plaza was incompatible in both scale and style 
with a period piece, such as the Simon Bolivar statue. 
Commissioner LaRocca commented that from the viewpoint 
of urban design, placement of the statue in the plaza 
would make that end of the plaza seem very heavy. In 
support on an island on Fulton Street, Commissioner La 
Rocca stated that the strong vertical element would 
give a focal point to the block, however, he stated 
that he could not agree with the other reasons stated 
by Commissioner Hanson, except for the fact that placement 
in the Plaza would fail to activate Fulton Street and 
provide a strong visual connection between the U.N. Plaza 
and the rest of the Civic Center. 

The Commissioners agreed that with a Plan IV location, 
the scale of the statue would be compatible to the scale 
of the library and that the entrance of the library on 
Fulton Street would be enhanced. This plan would necessitate 
no loss of parking, no traffic modifications and in addi- 
tion, pedestrians could safely approach the statue to read 
the information contained on the pedestal base. The Comm- 
issioners decided that this location was so far off axis 
in relationship to the City Hall dome that its axial rela- 
tionship would not be an issue. 

The Commissioners agreed to present three alternative 

locations to the Mayor in order of their preference. 

These locations were as follows: 

1. Plan I - an island, located on Fulton Street, on axis 

with the center of City Hall and on a secondary 
axis with the side doors of the library. 



Plan IV- The statue would be located on the sidewalk 

area adjacent to the side doors of the library, 
on the north side of Fulton Street. 

Plan V- The statue would be located at the west end 

of the U.N. Plaza, on the east side of Hyde St. 
The two light fixtures in closest proximity 
would be removed and the statue would be 
centered between the rows of existing trees. 
The Commssioners did note their reservations 
about the incongruency of the lighting fixtures 
in the plaza. 



Commissioner Patri was nominated to accompany Jim Gonzales 
when this information would be presented to the Mayor 
for her selection of the plan of her preference. 
This discussion was then concluded with only the members 
of the Visual Arts Committee remaining to carry on regular 
committee business. 



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SUBJECTS cont'd 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



II. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY John McCarron introduced Kathleen Kolba, the new 

Program Coordinator for the Gallery. He then 
described the content of some proposed exhibitions. 

III. ART ENRICHMENT/DAN RICE Jill Manton stated that the issue of transportation 



IV. 



MOSCONE PARKING GARAGE 



REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR 
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES 
OTHER THAN ART ENRICH- 
MENT 



costs had not yet been decided regarding the purchase 
of Dan Rice's paintings. The amount in question was 
$375, the cost of shipping the paintings and insuring 
them for $7,000, from New Mexico to Architectural 
Plastics in San Francisco where they will be framed. 
The Commissioners decided that this cost should be the 
responsibility of the Arts Commission. 

The Commissioners requested that some sort of approval 
form be developed so that the progress of projects, 
other than Arts Commission projects could be better 
monitored and their compliance with what had been 
previously approved could be ensured. 
[Develop form and present to Committee for review and 
approval] Ref: Manton 



REPORTS & ORDERS 

Reports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that 
the following orders be adopted by the full Commisssion. 

ORDERED: ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY EXHIBITION APPROVAL/CONTEMPORARY MASK SCULPTURE/ 
OCTOBER 30 - DECEMBER 1, 1984 
MOTION: JO HANSON 
SECOND: ROBERT LAROCCA 
CONSENSUS : UNANIMOUS 

ORDERED: ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY ADVISORY BOARD/NEW MEMBER/ JERRY CARLIN 
MOTION: ROBERT LAROCCA 
SECOND: JO HANSON 
CONSENSUS: UNANIMOUS 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:15 PM. 
Respectfully submitted, 



^%iiZS 



Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



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ity and County of San Francisco 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Arts Commission 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



>mmissioners 



selyne C. Swig 
President 

ritri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

rnon Alley 
nothy Duncan 

daU<fl m Gay lord 

bert LaRocca 

:queline Nemerovski 

lliam Paterson 

ro Patri 

:er Rodriguez 

y Taliaferro 

Officio Members: 

ff-* :s of the 
ine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



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II. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 



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XII. 

XIII. 

XIV. 

XV. 



The regular monthly meeting 
of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, 
September 12, 1984 at 4:00 PM 
in the Commissioner's Room of 
the Public Library. 



Mr. Victor Boraiko 

Donation of a Painting on the subject of child abuse 

Keith Sklar/Mural Proposal for the Board of Education 

City Collection/Label Design 

Mural Resource Center 

Jobs Bill Mural Program 

Arts Commission Gallery 

Request for Endorsement of Art Deco Exhibition 

Mission Community Recreation Center 
Screening Date 

Johnson & Hlggins Waterfront Art Project 
Final Decision: October 23, 1984 

Totlot/Western Art Stone/Final Approval and 
Payment Authorization 

Consideration of a Proposed Donation of 
Ornate Cast-Concrete Building Materials from 
Western Art Stone 

Moscone Parking Garage 
Dustin Shuler 

Old Business 

New Business 



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selyne C. Swig 
President 

aitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

rnon Alley 

nothy Duncan 

lliam Gaylord 

nanson 

bert LaRocca 

:queline Nemerovski 

lliam Paterson 

to Patri 

ter Rodriguez 

y Taliaferro 

Officio Members: 

"ucuts of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
SEPTEMBER 12, 1984 
MINUTES 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, September 12, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the 
Commissioner's Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
ROBERT LAROCCA 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 



DISCUSSION: 



The following subjects were discussed and administra- 
tive actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



Mr. Victor Boraiko/ 
Painting Donation 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Mr. Boraiko presented photographs of the 
central panel of a triptych painting 
dealing with the subject of child abuse 
which he hopes to donate to the Art Comm- 
ission for permanent public exhibition in 
a City building. The Commissioners were 
concerned that a painting with this subject 
matter might be very difficult to place. 
The Commissioners further explained to the 
artist that it was important that they view 
the entire painting, rather than only photos 
of one of the panels. Mr. Boraiko stated that 
he would only complete the other two panels 
on the condition that the Commission would 
accept the painting. The Commissioners 
suggested that Michael Bell be informed of 
this situation and that perhaps, after view- 
ing the original and other paintings, repre- 
sentative of the artist's work, he would be 
prepared to make a recommendation to the 
Visual Arts Committee. 



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SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 



Mural Resource Center 



Art Deco Exhibition/ 
John Ramos 



James Kuromiya reported that OCD had provided funds 
in the amount of $5,225 to commission a mural on the 
outer wall of the SF Mime Troup building on Treat 
and 21st Streets. A committee consisting of community 
and Mime Troup members had been formed and Juana Alicia 
Franklin had been selected to create a mural that 
reflected both the history of the building (the former 
home of Fantasy Records) and the history of the SF Mime 
Troup. James Kuromiya brought to the attention of the 
Committee the fact that the artist would be paid the 
1983 rate of $3.80 per sq.ft. It appears that this was 
a 1983 project, although because of administrative 
difficulties between the OCD and the >'ural Resource 
Center, funding did not come through until the present 
time. Commissioner Rodriguez stated that a letter 
should be sent to the OCD recommending that the wages 
for all new 1983 projects be brought up to the 1984 
level, which will be $5.75 per sq. ft. Commissioner 
Rodriguez further stated that all problems of this 
nature should be brought to the early attention of the 
Visual Arts Committee. 

Regarding the ILWU mural, James Kuromiya reported that 
OCD had provided $30,000 in funding towards this project. 
The Commissioners questioned the design integrity of 
the mural for the Mission Pool. 
[Investigate whether Commission can rescind original 

approval and re-examine mural design.] Ref: Manton 
[Prepare a report of all artists involved in this project. 

Ref: Kuromiya 

John Ramos presented information regarding a proposed 
exhibition of Art Deco art, fashion and Merchandise 
that would include contemporary designs done in this 
particular vernacular. He further stated that proceeds 
from this event would be distributed to non-profit 
organizations. Commissioner LaRocca was concerned that 
the exhibition, although artistic in nature, might be 
somehow tied in with a commercial venture. The Committee 
agreed that it was best to endorse only the educational 
aspect of the exhibition. Regarding the distribution of 
funds, the Committee suggested that John Ramos develop 
an Advisory Board on whose recomeendation, he could act 
and that a separate account be established for the funds 
from this event. 



/. Dustin Shuler/Moscone Park- 
ing Garage 



Dustin Shuler made a presentation to the Committee 
of his proposed method of installation of the 1971 
Spider Pelt. Commissioner LaRocca indicated his concern 
regarding the future possJ rust occurring. To 
this effect, he recommended that stainless Btee] pins 
ed Ln the mounting of the car and that the 

ild be Lnserted be coated bec.i 
. often when rust insidiously begins. 

ii tn. i L ins I i ated that he 

will have a crew on the roof with the pelt, it will bo 
'lown in sections to Dustin who will bo seated in 
an 8' ' in t urn .will t i re t he 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/ SEPTEMBER 12, 1984/PAGE 3 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

City Collection/Labels Commissioner Hanson recounted the Committee's previous 
•*" review of the label design as prepared by S & Associates. 

Commissioner Hanson stated that it would be difficult to 
return to S & and request either a new design or a mod- 
ification. She further clarified that it was a policy issue 
to decide what kind of information was included on the label, 
however, it was an administrative decision to design the 
label. The Committee decided that the artist's place of birth 
could be eliminated from the label format. 

VI. JOhnson and Higgins The final meeting date was confirmed as October 23, 1984. 
Waterfront Art Project Comnissioner Hanson expressed her concern regarding Jack 

Zajac's proposal. She felt that the area inbetween the two 
components fo the sculpture might provide a space for 
people to hide and as well, might tend to trap or gather 
refuse. She requested that J. Manton investigate whether 
the artist would be amenable to the entire piece being lifted 
so that the pedestal would not be as easily accessible as it 
is now. 

VII. Mission Community Center It was decided by the Committee that a meeting be held in 

late October. Commissioner Hanson stated that the previous 
meetings had been somewhat uncomfortable and had been 
lacking in order. She further suggested that we attempt to 
amend this in the future. 



VIII. State Office Building J. Manton stated that a letter had been sent to the Office 
^^ of the State Architect requesting information regarding 

' the art program at the new state office building on Van 

Ness and McAllister Streets. The letter also suggested the 
possibility of a City/State colloboration in this endeavor. 



IX. Contracts/Ownership of The Committee discussed the possibility of changing the 
Kaquettes artists' contracts as they exist, so that the City would 

be able to maintain ownership of the maquette. This would 
be a way of augmenting the City's collection. J. Manton 
reported that City Attorney, Judy Teichman had raised some 
questions relative to this, such as: 1. If the City retains 
ownership, then, by the terms of the charter, we are obli- 
gated to catalog and maintain the work. What if the maquette 
is not made of permanent materials and instead, something 
like cardboard? What if the proposal is rejected and another 
selected? Will the City have to maintain and be responsible 
in this situation? How will the Commission dif ferent i.it e 
which maquettes will or should be retained and which should 
be returned to the artists? Now, knowing that the maquettes 
will be returned to them, the artist often produces the 
best possible maquette, made of bronze or polished stainless 
steel, even though the small fee the) receive barely com- 
pensates for the cost of thi is? How can we request 
the best possible maquette to make the best possible judg- 
ment, without being able i" artist sufficient 

Lonei eed that this would require 

tag*. further study and possible could affect future contracts, 

aj__ g i he Lnti 

i -. . i he pa ; t c to 

t he hi Lsl shou Ld be maJ at •> i ned . 

[Consult with other Art Conmission to determine their policy 
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SUBJECTS 



. 



Tot lot /Portsmouth 
Square 



XI. Johnson and Higgins 
Questions re: Final- 
ists ProDosals 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

The Commissioners expressed their extreme concern regarding the 
cracks that were beginning to appear in the animal sculptures 
done by Mary Fuller. J. Manton reported that following the 
Mayor's dedication of the Totlot, Mary Fuller would coat the 
sculptures with a solution entitled PVA that would supposedly 
fill in the existing cracks and prevent further cracks from 
occurring. Commissioner Hanson asked that previous to the 
application of the substance, its potential harm to the health 
of the children who use the Totlot, be fully explored and verified 

Commissioner Hanson requested a further explanation of the 
statement made by Roger Barr relative to stainless steel 
requiring no maintenance. Will this sculpture need to be polished 
yearly if it is to maintain its lustrous appearance? 
[ Check with Embarcaderol regarding their maintenance plan for 
their stainless steel sculpture.] Ref: Manton 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING/MINUTES/SEPTEMBER 12, 1984/PAGE 5 
REPORTS AND ORDERS 

r ports were made and thoroughly discussed and the Committee recommended that the 
following orders be adopted by the full Commission at its next regular meeting. 



1. ORDERED: 



Mural Design Approval/Juana Alicia Franklin/SF Mime Troup Bldg. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



2. ORDERED: 



3. ORDERED: 



4. ORDERED: 



Motion to endorse the educational goals of the Art Deco Exhibition 
with the knowledge that the City of San Francisco has a substantial 
amount of this work of this genre. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to adopt S & design with appreciation and a letter of 

gratitude. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Final Approval/Totlot/Authorization to Make Payment to Western 

Art Stone 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjounred the meeting at 6:30 PM. 
Respectfully submitted, 




ill Manton 
Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



ty and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




slyne C. Swig 
President 

ri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

)n Alley 
thy Duncan 

.iam Gaylord 

tnson 

rt LaRocca 

ueline Nemerovski 

iam Paterson 

» Patri 

r Rodriguez 

Taliaferro 

Jfficio Members: 

ijHonts of the 
W[l ts Museums 

library Commission 
Manning Commission 
tecreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

October 10, 1984 

ERRATA/MINUTES 

Please add this to the minutes of the October 12, 1984 meeting. 

Page 2, Subject No. VI 

New Business 

Should be revised to read: 

Commissioner Hanson recommended rescinding the approval of the 
proposed mural design for the Mission Pool Project, based upon 
information that there were actually two walls on which the 
mural would be placed and that the Committee had only reviewed, 
as such, a proposal for one of the walls. The Committee stated 
that the design had to be viewed in its entirety before they 
could confer approval. 




spectfully submitted, 




ill Mantok 
Coordinator .Visual Arts Program 



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Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



mmissioners 



elyne C. Swig 
President 

itri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

non Alley 
othy Duncan 
.liam Gaylord 
lanson 
ert LaRocca 
queline Nemerovski 
liam Paterson 
•o Patri 
er Rodriguez 
Taliaferro 

Officio Members: 

ff t of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
OCTOBER 10, 1984 
MINUTES 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, October 10, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioners' 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
ROBERT LAROCCA 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 

OTHERS PRESENT 

REGINA ALMAGUER 
MICHAEL BELL 
DEWEY KRUMPLER 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



MASHA ZAKHEIM JEWETT 
HORACE WASHINGTON 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 
Discussion: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administra- 
tive actions suggested ( where appropriate.) 

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

I. Placement of Pan The committee reviewed the materials submitted 
Sculpture in Hunt- by Recreation and Park Dept. relative to the 
ington Park placement of Pan sculpture in Huntington Park. 

[Obtain more information regarding the artist, 
the history of the sculpture and the exact 
site proposed for installation.] Ref: Manton 

II. Dewey Krumpler/ The Committee reviewed photographs of Dewey 
Final Design ApprovalKrumpler 's completed mural at the Western 
Western Addition Addition Cultural Center and voted to authorize 

final payment approval. 

I i i . i . K .■ . 1 1 ■ 1 i.i ill i The Committee reviewed the material provided 
Donation of Painting by Masha Zakheim Jewett relative to the Terada 
painting, entitled, "My Toys." The Committee 
voted to accept the painting as an unconditional 
gift to the City and will give favorable consid- 
ation to the artist's request to place the paint- 
ing in the Asian Psychiatric Ward at SFGH. 



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SUBJECTS 



Edward Terada/Painting 
Donation 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Mrs. Jewett discussed the artist and his career and 

noted that this donation coincides with the reopening 

of the Coit Tower Murals on October 20, 1984. The Committee 

suggested having a reception for the artist, preferably 

at SFGH, if that is the location where the painting will be 

installed. 



Horace Washington/ 
Final Payment Authoriza- 
tion 



Mr. Washington presented both slides and photos of the 
finished art work at the Martin Luther King Pool. He described 
his method of fabrication nad installation. The Committee 
commended the artist on his work and requested a set of 
slides for the Commission archives. 



Collection Guidelines 
for Accepting Works of 
Art 



VI. New Business 



Commissioner Hanson discussed her suggestions for procedures 
regarding the acceptance of works of art for the City. The 
Committee reviewed the guidelines and made some modifications. 
Michael Bell presented an acquisitions form that would be 
prepared by the staff person responsible for acquisitions. 
He further noted that gifts with an assessed value greater 
than $5,000 must go to the Board of Supervisors for approval. 

Michael Bell reported that the Charles Griffin Farr painting 
which had been stolen from SFGH had been recovered at a local 
garage sale. The citizen, who purchased the painting brought 
it to the Charles Campbell Gallery for possible sale. Mr. 
Campbell notified the Arts Commission and arranged for the 
purchaser to return the painting to the Arts Commission which 
he has done. The Committee recommended that a letter of 
gratitude be sent to this person, commending him for his 
honesty and selflessness. 

Commissioner Hanson recommended rescinding the previous 
approval of the proposed mural design for the Mission Pool. 
She attributed this recommendation to 1) the poor quality 
of the art work and 2) to new information that there are 
actually two walls in which the murals might be placed. 
[Investigate status of this project and possibility of 
rescinding design approval.] Ref: Manton 



Reports and Orders 
1. Ordered: 



Art Commission Callery/l'.xliibit ion Approval/ Small Gifts 
in Great Packages/ Dec. 8 - 22, 1984 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



Ordered : 



Final Payment Authorization/Dewey Rrumpler/ Western Addition 
Cultural Centex Mural 

Loo: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
us: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /OCTOBER 10, 1984/PAGE 3 
TS & ORDERS cont'd 



3. Ordered: 



Ordered: 



5. Ordered: 



6. Ordered: 



*» 



Approval of Acceptance of Gift to the City and County of 
San Francisco by artist Edward Terada. The work is entitled, 
My Toys , 1977. Special consideration will be given to its 
installation at SFGH. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Final Payment Approval /Horace Washington/ Martin Luther King Pool 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Approval for Recreation and Park Dept. to locate Pan Sculpture 
in Huntington Park, subject to receving more information relative 
to the history of the artist and the sculpture. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Approval to accept Collection Guidelines as modified. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:01 PM. 
Re/Spectfully submitted, 




Lll Mandjyi (Minutes taken by Regina Almaguer) 
Coordinator, Visual Arts Program 



City and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
William Gaylord 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 

iVilliam Paterson 

'iero Patri 

'eter Rodriguez 

lay Taliaferro 

!x Officio Members: 



^?_ ts of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will 
be held on Wednesday, November 14, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the 
Commissioner's Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



AGENDA 

Cable Car Bull Gear Sculpture/Ellen Felcher 

Request for Endorsement of Design and Project Intent 



II. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 



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XII. 



XIII. 

XIV. 



XV. 

XV l , 



Keith Sklar/Review of Mural Proposal for Facade of 
School Board Building 

Mural Resource Center/James Kuromiya 

Jobs Bill Mural Program/Cathy Cinnater 

United Nations Sculpture Exhibition Program/Mr. Frank Lucas 
Discussion of Potential Artists 

Carmen Lomas Garza/Approval to Locate Paintings at 
a Different Location at Millbrae Water Facility 

Joe Slusky/Second Payment Authorization/Millbrae Water 
Facility 

Moscone Parking Garage/Issue of Vehicular Waiver re: 
Stephen De Staebler's Sculpture Commission 

Confirmation of JOhnson and Higgins Meeting on Nov. 20, 1984 
Report on Subjects Researched 

Dudley Carter /Report on Efforts re: Salvage, Restoration and 
Relocation/Motion to Approve Relocation 

Mission Community Center/Report on Changes in Courtyard/ 
Next Screening Date 

Legion of Honor Sculpture Restoration/Approval for Arts 
Commission to Administer, Select, and Supervise Project/ 
Names of Qualified Persons to Submit Bids 

Approval to Accept Gift Erom Mr. Victor Boraiko 

Old Business 



Ni'w Business 
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MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



commissioners 



toselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

'ernon Alley 
'imothy Duncan 
filliam Gaylord 

o Hanson 

obert LaRocca 

acqueline Nemerovski 

/illiam Paterson 

iero Patri 

eter Rodriguez 

ay Taliaferro 

% Officio Members: 

f^ a of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, November 14, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the 
Commissioner's Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



MINUTES /NOVEMBER 14, 1984 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 



Discussion: 



The following subjects were discussed and 
administrative actions suggested (where appropriate.) 



Ellen Felcher/ 
Cable Car Bull 
Gear Project 



Keith Sklar/ 
Mural Design/ 
Bd. of Education 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Ellen Felcher explained the history of the 
project. The sculpture would utilize one of 
the two gears that ran the entire Cable Car 
system. Since little or no funds are available 
from SF State, where the competition for the 
project originated, the artist is trying to 
raise funds, so that the project may be realized. 

Keith Sklar presented a photograph of his mural 
proposal juxtaposed against the facade of the 
Franklin St. side of the Bd. of Education bldg. 
Keith stated that the Bd. of Education wanted 
to know that there was community support for 
the mural before they would take a stand. Keith 
had obtained numerous letters of support from 
both the artists' community and the local commun- 
ity groups. A discussion ensued regarding the 
appropriateness of the various symbols selected 
by the artist to represent different ethnic groups. 
Commissioner Hanson stated that it would be both 
important and meaningful to involve in a parti- 
cipatory manner, the different community groups, 
organizations, agencies and City departments that 
were located in the Civic Center. Commissioner 
LaRocca suggested that this meeting be scheduled 
as part of the next regular meeting ol the Visual 
Arts Committee. Hr further stated that memos 



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UBJECTS 



ith Sklar cont'd 



Il.Juana Alicia Franklin/ 
Mural Resource Center 



Twin Peaks Mural/James 
Kurotniya 



Jobs Bill Mural Program 

A. Johanna Poetig 

B. Arch Williams 

C. Dewey Krumpler 

D. Cathy Cinnater 



United Nations Plaza 
Public Sculpture Exhibition 



I. Carmen Garza/Millbrae 
Water Facility 



__ ^^~ • Slusky/Millbrac Water 
l^^racility 

C. Art Commission Gallery/ 
Exhibition Approval 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

should be sent to all concerning parties inviting them to 
attend this meeting. 



Juana Alicia disc 
the Mural Committ 
the neighborhood, 
of a figure repre 
the comprehensive 
they opposed the 
scene from the Th 
presenting False 



ussed the design revisions requested by 
ee, representing the SF Mime Troupe and 

The Committee thought that the inclusion 
senting the literary arts was relevant to 

historic intent of the mural, however, 
subustition of the image representing a 
ree Diet ators with that of a scene re- 



letter of support 
in soliciting fur 
[Compose a letter 
Ref: Manton 



Promises . The artist also requested a 
from the Committee which would aid her 

ther funding on order to realize the mural, 
of support for artist from Committee.] 



James Kuromiya reported that the Twin Peaks Beautif ication 
Committee was now interested in restoring the mural that 
they had previously wished to paint over. 

The Committee indicated that they wished to be notified of 
all mural dedications so that they Arts Commission could 
be represented to publicly show their support of the mural 
projects. 

Johanna Poetig requested final payment authorization for 
her mural at the De MaSalong House. 

Arch Williams requested final payment for his mural in 
Bernal Heights. In addition, the Committee voted in increase 
his contract amount by $335 due to additional work and 
approved a correction of $400. 

The Committee authorized final payment for the artist's mural 
at the Western Addition Cultural Center and in addition, 
approved a contract increase in the amout of $675 to cover 
additional work and expenses. They also approved of a cor- 
rection that would increase total contract amount by $750. 
Cathy Cinnater requested final payment authorization for 
the completion of her job as Director of the Jobs Bill Mural 
Program. 

This project was discussed and several artist were mentioned 
as possible condidates for this project. (William King, 
Roslyn Mazzilli, Rosemarie Castoros, Susan Dannenfelser , 
Sandra Shannon house, Sam Hernandez, Kati Casida, Bruce 
Johnson, Fran Martin, Allan Shepp, Gale Wagner) 
[Continue to develop list, obtain slides of artist mentioned, 

determine if they are interested and present at next VAC 

mtg. ] Ref: Manton 

The artist requested permission to install her eight paint- 
ings in a corridor adjacent to the atrium, for the atrium 
was now filled with many office cubicles. 

The Committee voted to approve the installation of Joe's 
work at the Mi 11 In acility. 

John McCarron requested approve] tic 

ExhiM.ti.oti m Feb. Her. 1985 and for a series of 



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ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 






JECTS 



ART COMMISSION GALLERY 



Stephen De Staebler/ 
Moscone Parking Garage 



CI. Johnson and Higgins 



performances organized by Joyce Carlin as a Fundraiser for 
Nuclear Sanity. The Committee suggested that John McCarron 
should consider requesting that the gallery receive a percen- 
tage of the door. 

Commissioner Hanson suggested that Mr. Owen Davis, from PG& E 
be contacted to see if we might enlist his aid or advice in 
resolving this issue. 

Commissioner Hanson commented that it would be absolutely 
improper to recommend or consider marble, relative to an 
alternate proposal made by finalist Jack Zajac, for it will 
deteriorate in time, especially in a seaside location. The 
elevation of Zajac' s pedestal height was also discussed. 
Commissioner Hanson stated that it should be approximately 
5 or 6' high to preclude the possibility of any one hiding 
inside, or climbing up to the sculpture. This height would 
also limit the amount of litter and refuse that might have 
accumulated betweenthe two parts of the sculpture were it 
closer to the ground. The maintenance required for Roger Barr ' s 
sculpture was also disussed. Jill Manton reported that she 
had consulted with Embarcadero One regarding the maintenance 
required for their stainless stell sculpture. They stated 
that it required a yearly washing with a water repellant, simi- 
lar to that used on cars. 



II. Legion of Honor Sculpture The Committee expressed their pleasure that this restoration 
Restoration was going to take place. They suggested that the following 

persons be contacted to submit a bid: Manuel Paols, Scott 
Atthowe, Elio Benvenuto, Western Art Stone, Gene Marioni, 
Gustavo Rivera. 



[II. Gift Acceptance/MR. 
Victor Boraiko 



Dudley Carter/Sculpture 
Restoration 



/. Mission Community Center 



71. Griffith Pump Station 



Based upon a staff recommendation from Micahel Bell, the 
Committee voted to accept the gift. Michael Bell had stated 
the the Commission had great need for figurative paintings, 
and that our City constituency would be satisfied with a 
painting of this nature. 

Jill Manton reported that she had been working with Emmanuel 
Montoya for some time in an effort to restore and relocate 
the Goddess of the Forest by Dudley Carter. Recent interest 
and cooperation from the Rec & Park Dept. now make this seem 
like a likelihood. Jill Manton commented that none of this 
would have ever taken place, had it not been for the generous 
and dedicated efforts of Emmanuel Montoya, who has been working 
to achieve thison the artist's behalf. The Committee voted to 
i, i- now i ■ - • i : -. « - .md commend the i [forts oi Emmanuel Montoya for 
the valuable and selfless service he was providing. 

Jill Manton reported that there had been some changes made 

to the courtyard area that might effect the proposals submitted. 

[Check to Bee ii those changes had been authorized.] Ref:Manton 

MM Manton reported t h.itdiscussions with the Project Agency 
and Project Architects had been initiated, but the artist 

ion process could not be Implemented until the archi- 



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M ^.^PORTS & ORDERS 

1. ORDERED: Motion to endorse Ellen Felcher's Cable Car Bull Gear Sculpture 

Project as worthwhile and of aesthetic merit. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Johanna Poetig/Final Payment Authorization/De Ma Salong House 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Arch Williams/Final Payment Authorization/Mural in Bernal Heights 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Arch Williams/Contract Modification/Increase Funds in the Amount of 

$335 for additional work and expenses incurred in pipe relocation. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



5 . ORDERED : 



6. ORDERED: 



7. ORDERED: 



8. ORDERED: 



9. ORDERED: 



10. ORDERED: 



Contract Modification/Arch Williams/Corrections of total contract 
amount, thereby increasing funds in the amount of $400. 
Motion: JO Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Dewey Krumpler/WACC/Contract Modification/Correction of total 
contract amount, thereby increasing funds in the amount of $750. 
Motion: JO Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Dewey Krumpler/WACC/Contract Modification/Funds increased by $675 
due to additional work and expenses incurred. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Carman Garza/Millbrae Facility/Approval to install £ paint- 
in hallway of facility. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Dewey Krumpler/WACC/Final Payment Authorization 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Jobs Bill Hura] Program/Cathy Cinnater /Final Payment Author! 
Motion: Fo Sanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



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12. ORDERED: 



13. ORDERED: 



Jl. ORDERED: SFACGallery/Exhibition Approval/Expressionistic Painting /Feb. Mar . 1985. 
, Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

SFAC Gallery /Motion to Approve a Series of Benefit Performances 

by David Mammett for a fundraiser for Nuclear Sanity/ January 11th 

12th, 1985. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve extension of performance by David Mamett or other 
performances at SFAC Gallery through January 1985. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

14. ORDERED: Motion to approve and support, as amended, the original mural design 
by Juana Alicia Franklin for the SF Mime Troupe Building. Amended 
Mural will represent the literary arts. The VAC opposes, from the 
perspectives of both design and content, the substitution of a scene 
from the Three Dictators with that of a scene from False Promises . 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



16. ORDERED: 



17. ORDERED: 



18. ORDERED: 



Motion to accept donation of painting from Mr. Victor Boraiko, based 

upon staff recommendation. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Nay: Peter Rodriguez 

Motion to gratefully acknowledge perserverance and dedication of Emmanuel 
Montoya in his effort to aid in the salvage, restoration and relocation 
of Dudley Carter's sculpture, Goddess of the Forest . 

Motion to approve Art Commission adminstration of a project to restore 
statuary figures on the roof of the Legion of HOnor. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



Motion to authorize Director of the Arts Commission to enter into contract 

with Roger Barr for the fabrication, transportation and installation 

of a sculpture at Pier 39 East for the JOhnson & Higgins Waterfront 

Art Project/Total Contract Amount not to exceed $50,000. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, Commissioner LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 7:00 PM. 

*^.-3pectfully submitted, 

Jill Manton 
Coordinator 



fty and County of San Francisco 




Dianne Feinatein 
MAYOR 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



Arts Commission 



Claire N. Isaaca 
DIRECTOR 



oselyne C. Swig 
President 

mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

srnon Alley 
mothy Duncan 

illiam Gaylord 
> Hanson 
)bert LaRocca 
icqueline Nemerovski 
illiam Patereon 
ero Patri 
ster Rodriguez 
iy Taliaferro 

i Officio Members: 

^P s of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, December 19, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commis- 
sion Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street, on the third floor. 



AGENDA 

Keith Sklar/Mural Proposal for Board of Education 
Building in the Civic Center 

A. Discussion regarding aesthetic/architectural 
issues relative to the Civic Center 

Father Alfred Boeddekker Park 

A. Selection of two artists to perform the sculpture 
commission 

United Nations Public Sculpture Exhibition Program 
A. Review of artist candidates for exhibition 

Mural Resource Center/James Kuromiya 



V. 
VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 

X. 

XI. 

X. 



Stephen DeStaebler/Moscone Parking Garage 

Mission Community Center 

A. Scheduling of next screening date 

Art Commission Gallery 

Newsracks in the Civic Center 

Civic Center Proposal 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 



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MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



Dmmissioners 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



>8elyne C. Swig 
President 

nitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

irnon Alley 
mothy Duncan 

Llliam Gaylord 
Hanson 
'bert LaRocca 
cqueline Nemerovski 
illiam Paterson 
ero Patri 
ter Rodriguez 
iy Taliaferro 

: Officio Members: 

V s of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1984 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, December 19, 1984 at 4:00 PM in the 
Conference Room of the Art Commission at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 



Discussion: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administr- 
tive actions suggested (where appropriate) . 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Father Alfred The Committee discussed the maquettes of 
Boeddekker Park the three finalists and decided upon the 

sculpture proposals of both Anthony Smith and 
Bruce Hasson, with the understanding that the 
base deign for both sculptures would still have 
to be resolved. 



Horace Washington Jill Manton presented Horace Washington's 

request for final payment for his project at 
the Martin Luther King Pool. The Committee 
declined approval of the request at this time, 
for lack of having any visual documentation 
that the work was completed. 



III. Art Enrichment 
16th and Hoff 



Regina Almaguer stated that she would be 
administering this project, along with some 
other new projects, in addition to art enrich- 
ment at the SFIA. Re: this garage project, 
Regina reported that she had been working with 
project architect, Ed Burger to further develop 
the art concept approved last year by the VAC. 
At that time, the grill work for the garage 
was designated as the site for Art Enrichment. 
The artist selected would develop a design 
which would be fabricated by the sub-contractor 
The time i ranw for the submission of the design 
to tin- contractor would be mid-April, 1985. The 
i tion procedure was discussed and the 



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III. 16th and Hoff Garage Committee decided that the criteria should clearly state 

that the design must be simple and able to be constructed 
efficiently, meeting all required specifications. The Comm- 
ittee further decided that of the $10,000 for Art Enrichment, 
$3,500 should be awarded to the artist for the design fee. 
The Art Commission fee for the artist selection process, 
administrative costs and contract supervision would be $1,500. 
The remiaing $5,00 would be applied to the cost of fabricating 
the grills. 

IV. Keith Sklar/Mural Keith Sklar presented a drawing of his proposal for the rear 
Proposal for Board wall of the Board of Education building. His design symbol- 
of Education Building izes and depicts the cultural heritage and contemporary lives 

of people in the City of San Francisco. Commissioner Hanson 
commented on why she believed it was important to review 
this proposal relative to the Civic Center. She strongly felt 
that all persons and agencies responsible for the character 
and use should be consulted. Those persons with an awareness 
of the building architecture and that of the Civic Center's 
architecture and design, should apply this understanding to 
the question of whether it was desirable to have this mural 
on the back of the Board of Education building. Dick Hedman, 
from the Department of City Planning commented that this 
location was actually considered the far edge of the Civic 
Center. He stated that apart from the Beaux Arts architectural 
style of the immediate Civic Center, the architecture changes 
from that of the Davies Symphony Hall to the Spanish revival 
style of the Board of Education building. Mr. Hedman further 
commented that the mural proposal related strongly to the 
architecture of the building and that it would have favorable 
visual impact on the neighborhood. Commissioner LaRocca stated 
that the arches in Keith's design further define and comple- 
ments the architecture, while at the same time, it contributes 
to the development of the street environment. Claire Isaacs 
commented that Keith's murals were the kind of mural work 
that should be encouraged; they are handsome, well-designed 
and will extend the harmony of the Civic Center. Chiuri San- 
tiago also indicated her whole-hearted support of this project 
James Kuromiya, Director of the Mural Resouce Center stated 
that this mural design was different in nature from other 
projects worked on by the Mural Resouce Center. He further 
commented that this meeting could have possibly put Keith 
"on the spot". He suggested that issues like this regarding 
the placement of art in the Civic Center should be discussed 
conceptually in a Civic Center Committee, where guidelines 
concerning art work could be established, rather Chan on a 
per issue basis. 

Director Claire Isaacs also took the opportunity to discuss 
the Richard Haas mural project, which apparently had been 
well received in Citv Hall, and with other Citj ageni 

[I'np.ire Utter of endorsement for Keith Sklar on behalf of 

the Visu.il Arts Committee.] Ref: Manton 



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SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION cont'd 

V. Collection Labels Regina Almaguer requested that the Committee reconsider 

their former decision regarding the omission of the 
artist's birthplace on collection labels. She felt that 
it was important to include this information on labels 
at the international airport, because it would indicate 
the ethnic diversity of the collection. After some discus- 
sion, the Committee agreed to amend their former resolution 
to state that collection labels at the airport should in- 
clude both the artist's nationality and the year of birth. 

VI. Final Payment Authorization 
John Wehrle/Bank of America 

The Committee voted to authorize final payment to the artist 
The Committee also suggested that an album of finished 
mural projects be established. They requested that an 
acknowledgment procedure be established so that an Art 
Commission representative could attend all mural dedications 
and ceremonies. 

James Kuromiya took the opportunity to comment that a book 
will soon be done by the Mural Resource Center, in which 
all muralsin San Francisco will be documented. 



VII. Dustin Shuler/Moscone 
Parking Garage 



Mission Community 
Center 



IX. Art Commission Gallery 



Jill Manton commented that due to Civil Service regulations, 
the certification of this contract has been unduly delayed. 
Thus, the artist will need a contract modification extending 
the completion date. The Committee voted to extend the 
contract until May, 1985. 

The Committee decided to hold another screening on Tuesday, 
January 22, 1985. Jill Manton had suggested that some of 
the semi-finalists be compensated for their elaborate and 
proposals, which had been frequently modified and augmented 
at the request of the Selection Panel. The Committee agreed 
to consider this and requested that Jill Manton review the 
submissions of the semi-finalists to determine if the 
effort expended was consistent. The Committee also requested 
confirmed information regarding the total amount of money 
that would be available for this. 

JohnMcCarron presented a synopsis of the year's past 
exhibitions. He requested approval for two future exhibi- 
tions, the first of which would deal with innovative costume 
design and the second, which would present architectural 
sculpture, concurrent with theAIA convent ion. 



Guidelines for % for Art Katherine Reasoner stated that the guildeines should 



in Private Development 



reflect a community consensus, rather than the decisions 
of a small group. She further pointed out that the Commis- 
sion had endorsed a study to devlop guidelines, not the 
process outlined in JOn Ivit. boll's proposal. She raised 
si vi-r.il Lssuea lor the Committee to cons. . h .is 
iii. ir.. in- .'I voluntary guidelines for the developer, as 
opposi-d to mandatory guidelines; the particpation of art 

Lonals ^d the committee that will develop these 
guidelines i end the Arts Commissions concerns and objai 
relative t" the proposal as outlined by Twitchell. 



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SUBJECTS cont'd ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 

X.% for Art in Private [ Work with Claire Isaacs to develop a letter from the 
Development Arts Commission to Tom Layton of Gerbode Foundation 

regarding these issues.] 

[ Contact the City of Walnut Creek to discover how their 
Design Review Board functions. ] 

REPORTS & ORDERS 

ORDERED 

1. Approval for the Director to enter into contract with Bruce Hasson for the 

fabrication, transportation and installation of a work of art for the Father 

Alfred Boeddekker Park. Total contract Amount: $20,000 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LARocca 



Approval for the Director to enter into contract with Anthony Smith for the 
Fabrication, transportation and installation of a work of art for the Father 
Alfred Boeddekker Park. Total contract amount: $20,000 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



3. Final Pyament Authorization/John Wehrle/Bank of America/5th and Howard 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

ORDERED 

4. Contract Modifcation/Dustin Shuler/Moscone Parking Garage/Extension of Completion 
Date/ May 1985. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

ORDERED 

5. Arts Commission Gallery/Exhibition Approval/ Architectural Sculpture/May 16th to 
June 29, 1985 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LARocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

ORDERED 

6. Arts Commission Gallery/Exhibition Approval /Costume and Set Design/March 28, 1985 
to May 4, 1985 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

ORDERED 

7. Motion to proceed with selection of an arti-t Eot 16th and Hn i i Parking Garage. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: J° Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



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REPORTS & ORDERS 

ORDERED 

8. Motion to endorse Keith Sklar's mural proposal for the Board of Education 

building. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

ORDERED 



9. Motion to amend former resolution 1984-316 to include the artist's nationality and 
year of birth on labels at the San Francisco International Airport. 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM. 
Respectfully submitted 





J^ll MantW 

Coordinator, Visual Arts Committee 



y and County of San Francisco 



Memorandum 



Art Commission 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



DATE: 
TO: 
FROM: 
RE: 



June 25, 1984 

The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
Jill Manton, Coordinator, Visual Arts Commit 
Visual Arts Committee Meeting Dates 



Lttee C/ /l'' 



Dear Commissioners, 

The Commissioner's Room at the San Francisco Public Library 
has been reserved for the use of the Visual Arts Committee 
on the following dates: 



July 11, 1984 


4:00 


to 6:00 PM 


August 8, 1984 


4:00 


to 6:00 PM 


September 12, 1984 


4:00 


to 6:00 PM 


October 10, 1984 


4:00 


to 6:00 PM 


November 14, 1984 


4:00 


to 6:00 PM 


December 12, 1984 


4:00 


to 6:00 PM 



Thus, the regular monthly meeting of this committee will occur on 
the second Wednesday of each month as opposed to our current 

schedule on the third Wednesday. 

Would you please reserve these dates on your own busy calendars? 
Thank you for your time and attention. 



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